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4 stars After a Genesis-like and specially Camel-esque album in 1992, this band added some new elements on composition and execution for their 2nd album. One of the tracks, the longest one and which borrows its name to the CD, is very similar to their first work. Considering that the other songs present very different musical proposals from each other, I'll coment one by one. First track is a great begginer, very powerful, with symphonic layers reminding Yes. Proeminent bass and superb variations between guitar and drums. Second track begins much more smoother, with the synth dialoguing with sounds of water. That doesn't stand for long and the acoustic guitar enters, bringing a refined group of melodies. When the piano and drums joins in, marks a constant rythm which announces that something different will arrive. Indeed, after the entrance of the bass and the guitar, this music brings some vocals. I took me time to get used to the theatricalized interpretations of the vocalists. So, this track is IMO the weakest part of the disc. Third track is a very sophisticated and gentle piece of music, with the participation of some guests on the flute, cello, contrabass, viola and violin. The composition gets closer to classical music, but not too much. It starts with a very engaging and relaxing flute, among with some string instruments, I suppose the cello and viola. The piano once again is very inspired. The executions are very unique, because I get the sensation that the pace will get faster sometime, but it doesn't, offering pleasent and memorable tunes. Fourth track starts with what is announced in the booklet as a mermaid vocal, and I agree that Titi Walter found the right spot on this part. Soon a passionate chorus serves as a backround for a solo from Titi. A furious and screaming electric guitar takes place, but in a short period of time, when a simple but captivating piano takes the front line. Even though the composition gets a little confusing on the second half of this song, it's stil a very good music. Track five reminds me of Styx , mainly the vocals and the rhythm section. So, it's kind of a stoner rock, a very good one, and the vocalist makes a good job. Track six, the last one to comment, initiates with some rain noises. You will also hear a door opening, steps. Well, looks like a scene of a story, but it's an instrumental piece, so I can't guess what it is about. A loud synth takes on, looking like the composition will go to a symphonic way. But it doesn't, because it calms down. More sounds like bells and gregorian chant assumes the music. A very passionate acoustic guitar makes some melodic interventions. The bass again finds the exact times to make his contributions. Unfortunately, Barão, the bass player, passed along at the age 35, some months after the end of the touring of this album. In spite of the fact that the other members remained on the music field, and even linked t progressive rock, the band didn't come back with a new formation.
arymenezes | 4/5 |


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