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4.38 | 73 ratings

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5 stars I can't stop listening this album since it came to my hands. Before I had given it the first listen, I stated that my favourite prog act from Israel was the metal band Orphaned Land, but I guess I will have to change that statement.

The music here is an amazing blend of symphonic prog, jazz, jewish (maybe arab) music (track Debka) and in some moments bossa nova or samba (track Left Foot Samba). Such an unusual mix of styles reminds me of the excellent chilean band MEDIABANDA, with the flute playing alongside with the female voice.

This album has lots and lots of GENTLE GIANT influences everywhere, the vocal arrangements are a great example of this. There is also a great jazz influence in the band's playing style, the drums, piano and bass have very jazzy moments (RETURN TO FOREVER- like), like the song Colours.

The flute is magic, all along the songs, reminding me of bands like Gryphon anytime the instrument is played.

All the compositions in this album are extraordinarily mature, calm for moments but never boring. The vocal sung in hebtrew add a special flavour to the album's magic moments.

The level is overall excellent all along the recording, but I tell all the album listeners to pay special atention on the track Debka, which starts sounding like a traditional israeli dance, to become a fiery jazz rock and to end the same way it started.

I recommend this album to all the fans of symphonic prog. 5 stars.

Lima96 | 5/5 |


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