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Symphonic Prog

3.02 | 22 ratings

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3 stars Camel and Spanish prog fans rejoice. Here is a very impressive modern progressive band from Spain. Pi2 plays a very sophisticated, classy and contemporary brand of symphonic instrumental progressive rock. Most of the seven featured songs are packed FULL with extremely beautiful melodies driven by deftly played acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards (synth, organ and piano) and clarinet. The acoustic guitars have that familiar Spanish vibe to them but the electric guitars are straight out of the Camel sound of the late 70's. The songs go from relaxed symphonic parts to fast upbeat sections shifting from dramatically serene and breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL passages of guitar or clarinet (sometimes sounding like a flute) to Camel-like synthesizer driven melodies with heavy progressive backing bass and drum rhythms ("Nadal '98" and "Diable" being the two best songs in that vein). The music is not overly complex but definitely progressive. Fans of lush symphonic prog and mid-tempo instrumental guitar/keyboard melodies will really enjoy this CD. This music was released privately in 1998 but Musea has thankfully just recently released it worldwide.
dalt99 | 3/5 |


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