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3.83 | 16 ratings

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4 stars A varied production by this veteran Japanese outfit. Opening and closing with energetic numbers not too dissimilar to early 80's Rush, featuring driving bass, atmospheric synths and staccato guitar riffs, in between those pieces are a couple of fusion inspired ventures followed by efforts closer to new age territories in overall style.

The latter part of the album, starting with Yggdrasil and ending with Gate to Principle, is the least interesting as far as I'm concerned. Yggdrasil is a good effort, where the recurring space-tinged motifs work very well, but the following ventures into similar territories gets to be just a tad too overly explored for me to be able to maintain my fascination.

Fans of early 80's Rush that don't mind a few slices of Vangelis now and then might possibly be the perfect audience for this album, and those who recognize themselves in that description are well adviced to seek out this latest production of Japanese band Baraka.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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