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THE GREAT LIE

The Adekaem

 

Neo-Prog

3.84 | 18 ratings

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4 stars What do you think is a great lie? Not this: with good conviction you can say that Poland is a traditional stronghold when it comes to the Neo Prog scene, that said the manyfold bands, musicians as well as the fan base too. And thanks to this album I definitely would like to count THE ADEKAEM band in. Hailing from Katowice they are a duo in a strict sense, consisting of Krzysztof Wala (guitar, synth) and Andrzej Bielas (keys). Nine nice prog songs are offered here, where both are responsible for concept and compositions. But of course rock music would not work without competent rhythm support, this time in person of Tomasz Holewa (drums) and Millenium bassist Krzysztof Wyrwa. Finally versatile male and female guest vocalists are a worthy completion. That said you'll notice Marcin Staszek and Martyna Zygadlo in a duet on Still, Constantly for example.

77 minutes playing time, that's a lot. I mean you probably will expect some slack and weakness regarding that. No, not at all! Drenched with a nice floydy mood Woodland Frolics At 3 AM is opening this comfortable show. The Tightrope Walker then shines with nice repetitive piano lines backing ambitious acoustic and electric guitar solo activity. Minimal limitation, well, the cello like on Sacred Geometry, also manifested on the album cover, won't be listed in the liner notes. Alongside with some symphonic strings this alternatively must have been arranged through the synthesizer. Well thought out compositions, fairly psychedelic tinged again and again. Synths and guitars are ruling, taken for granted. There's nothing imposed, overloaded, I really liked the relaxed nonchalant flow overall.

Rivertree | 4/5 |

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