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3.21 | 18 ratings

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4 stars This is the debut mini album from this good Dutch band.

Srong musicianship, great key elements and a definite personal style can only cope to a good review. I am often astound how a title of a song could condition its content. But once in a while, the opposite takes place. While you listen to the superb opener "Frustrations", there is absolutely no feeling of frustration at all: just splendid music from the first second onwards.

The symphonic blend is sitting all around this debut work: very melodic and instrumental "And So Am I". But the music is so beautiful that one forgets that it is an all instrumental work. Really good so far. And to be honest, I much more prefer a great instrumental album than a pitiful traditional one (like the debut of "Mangrove").

It is quite difficult to tell which track is best. In terms of emotion, I guess that "Different Questions" holds the "Palme d'Or". The guitar is almost as splendid as Hackett's one during the fantastic and beloved "Firth Of Fifth". Yes: the music played here does almost reach these levels.

The closing track is somewhat shy of the other ones, but still: the second part features emotional guitar which should easily destroy any proghead.

Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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