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4 stars This is the third album of FM. We still have a very good Canadian progressive rock album here. FM started when the progressive rock was declining, and undoubtedly it is a dominant prog band in the late 70's. Their style is unique, still here consisting in excellent electric violin parts, outstanding lead & backing vocals, and a very pleasant and unique mix of futuristic rythmic keyboards (sometimes new wave) and guitars. Unlike prog band UK, FM still keep a modern rythmic & melodic rock tendency, while UK used to explore fusion and jazz domains. I think the strength of FM is this omnipresent catchy, pleasant & accessible melodies based seconded by solid rythm constructions. The ensemble is very structured and unique. Violinist Ben Mink, who replaces NASH THE SLASH, is more present on side 2. Recall that Ben Mink plays the violin on the wonderful "Losing it" track (from RUSH - "Signals") Let's say it sounds just a little bit like an older version of prog band EGDON HEATH.
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