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4.06 | 58 ratings

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5 stars Review #4: 4

It's normal to be surprised at how little known a record that deserves so much more recognition can be, but this... completely blew me away. 4, Diagonal's fourth release (a bit obvious), is an eclectic prog album that fuses instruments like saxophone, percussion and complements them with pleasant vocals and rhythms that transport us to the 60's (adding some psychedelia and groove along the way).

Throughout the whole album different and interesting rhythmic breaks can be noted. The excellent saxophone does not go unnoticed in most of the songs, with melodies as soft as they are delicious. We also find influences in R&B Funk and Soul, for example at the beginning of "Spinning", with that bass and drums of the style accompanying, which then passes to a choral voice that in my opinion, is excellent.

Certainly there is also an air of CAN style Kautrock that many will notice, this is noticeable on "Stellate". The album ends with "Totem", my favourite track on the album, and a dreamy arpeggio melody that is progressively complemented by an angelic choir, saxophones, tambourines, etc (adding a spectacular guitar solo in the last few minutes).

Amon: 5/5

Chroma 4/5

Spinning Array 5/5

Stellate 4/5

Totem 4.5/5

5 stars, 9/10. Believe me, you must give this little gem a chance. It is so epic.

Saimon | 5/5 |


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