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Eclectic Prog

2.72 | 17 ratings

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Marty McFly
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2 stars Of course, it's a good record, actually pretty good psychedelic/heavy prog. Except first terrible, completely ugly and nasty song, because of which I almost threw this record away in anger and stomped over it gazillion times (think jiggawats) to shred it to the microscopic dust particles.

This fortunately didn't happen. However, if this song reminds me something, it is "Trout Mask Replica", which is my prog Nemesis number one. Except this, other tracks are quite different, following path of Eclectic prog (but not as much as KC, or VdGG), they simply remains mild and calmer during late minutes of this album, to the extent that they became something, undefinable, mellow keyboards driven thing that escapes definitions. Again. Some songs (variant on "some argue") sounds even like rock 'n' roll more than prog.

And everything is extremely rough, raw and sounds almost like demo. Not bad quality of sound, but of record instead. But at the same moment, there's beauty of flute passages with minimalistic sound (and almost lacking other instruments), reminding me old classic films from 40-50's. Very weird feeling, which I haven't had for a long time.

4(-) with skipping first song, or at least only to play it when I'm "in mood". Some songs, however, are extraordinary and are little bit "out", reaching high ratings and conceptions, while others are just nice fillers, with not so heavy weight. Unequal album.

Marty McFly | 2/5 |


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