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THINGS UNSEEN

I Am The Manic Whale

 

Crossover Prog

3.44 | 50 ratings

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BrufordFreak
2 stars An album that I will not be reviewing song by song because I don't want to waste my time getting to know this album any more than I already do. It is full of very competently performed, wittily lyricized, compositionally sound music that conveys nothing new to me either sonically, melodically, or stylistically. It feels so familiar--so much like so many other artists past and present--most of it crossover music feeling as if it came out of the classic rock of the late 1970s and early 1980s--like so many rock bands of that time that respected the earlier prog artists who were now being relegated to dinosaur status and cut out bins and whose sound was founded in the sonic discoveries and innovations achieved by those "dinosaurs." Could be STYX, TOTO, AMBROSIA, Tom Powers, Van Halen, The Little River Band, Billy Joel, Echolyn, The Flower Kings, Sanguine Hum, Jack O' The Clock, and Abel Ganz. These guys are probably great pop song writers who just want to do a bit more. I wish them all the best. Who knows, we may hear them issuing a Top 40 hit soon!
BrufordFreak | 2/5 |

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