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The Emerald Dawn



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5 stars Only three titles are the format chosen in recent years by Ally CARTER and her traveling companions from THE EMERALD DAWN to transport us into their dreamlike and adventurous world, one relatively short, one which borders on a quarter of an hour and a Big Mac which exceeds twenty-three minutes in this case. Let's take a closer look (listen) to this fifth album.

Let's start at the beginning with the peplum "Out of Time" (10/10) and the instantly recognizable guitar of Ally CARTER, a few seconds are enough... just like the magic keyboards of Tree STEWART, the two make a pair... all accompanied by the lady's angelic vocals, of course David GREENAWAY and Tom JACKSON also have their share of responsibility in the architecture and arrangement of the music of THE EMERALD DAWN (listen to the jazz section between 4:25 and 5: 50, surprising for a regular at TED as I am with the dancing piano!). The more classy THE EMERALD DAWN then takes over again, not too much, with the six strings which strolls happily on the keyboard carpets of Tree... when the first scents of Ally's soprano saxophone appear which direct the beach towards the orientalizing shores of their music, the dance of the OUROBOROS cobra (read the detailed explanations in the shared interview to better understand), immense happiness of a dreamy elsewhere, of another journey magnified by the graceful vocal flights of Madame STEWART, all to enjoy without moderation, for all those who want original progressive music...

"Timeless" (9/10) second epic, shorter, more basic too, presents us with endless time and its subjective experience according to each person's feelings, introduction to saxophone then more classical guitar before the appearance of keyboards (around of 4:30) which carry and support the piece beyond the eight minutes and until its end accompanied by a swift six-string soloist from 11:00 and a return of the saxophone for the final part on a joyful and catchy rhythm.

The concluding and shortest section of the work "The March of Time", as the musicians explain elsewhere, shows that time is in our heads constantly, no matter how relentless it is for each of us. us (also invisible), advancing age exists for everyone and the end comes one day for each individual, it is the reality, sometimes sad, sometimes more joyful (9/10). Musically we are in the presence of an almost instrumental piece, only the last two minutes include vocals, a return to the first bars of the album with the same guitar motif from Ally CARTER, the loop is complete, our journey through time is for this time finished, in the most beautiful way.

Magnificent album you will have understood, on my box 2023.

KansasForEver | 5/5 |


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