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THE FIRST GOODBYE

Cirkel

 

Neo-Prog

2.97 | 13 ratings

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progrules
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3 stars Well, I thank Ivan (Nights in White Satin ??) and Bogdan for their kind words about Cirkel, after all still my fellow countrymen, and I agree that as it is from 1983 it deserves some praise but when I listen sheer to the quality of this band and album and then mainly the quality of the compositions I'm afraid bringing up too much enthusiasm is hard for me. This must be one of the lesser neo progressive bands that ever arouse on Dutch soil.

First few and last few songs on this only album they ever made sound quite nice and reach 3* level without problems but the six in the middle absolutely don't and get stuck in a very mediocre (if not poor) standard. These six sound amateurish and don't have any progressive features. So I don't want to be too negative here and will round up to 3 stars (from 2,75) in the end but that's the best I can do even if I take the era it was created into consideration. The fact that there never came a follow up should tell enough ...

progrules | 3/5 |

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