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Urban Trapeze


Symphonic Prog

4.26 | 6 ratings

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5 stars Of its nine tracks, clocking at a total of 64 minutes, only the first two are "singles", 64 minutes but fantastic!.

"Within My Flesh" is like Finisterre meets Camel with a bit of Stereolab. It is the story of a strange, intercontinental relationship in hiding.

"Create Your Way" opens as if played by the Hackett brothers and then enriches into a cocktail of themes that reminds me of Camel, Il balletto di bronzo, Trespass-era Genesis. Rick Wakeman, and Clare Tory-like vocals in the background.

The remaining seven tracks on the album are "live". The recordings are from a concert in April 2005. It was the band's fourth concert and the first time they played Reactivated Tarkus live. At that time, the suite consisted only of the first three parts. The last two parts were not composed yet (please see the review of the Reactivated Tarkus album).

"Dreams and Legends in the Iceberg's Heart" and "My Body" are like a mixture of Hostsonaten and Camel, also with a bit of Hackettian electric guitar in the first of these two songs, which tells the story of a hiker that goes through various landscapes of an iceberg until he finds the heart within.

"Answer?" is a short song in order for the audience to catch their breath. A beginning as if by the Hackett brothers then gives way to an Il balletto di bronzo sound.

After this, Juan Camilo Anzola gets a "Drum Solo" that reminds of Clive Bunker and Carl Palmer. Then, the band breaks into an impromptu, free rendition of "Peter Gunn".

"Evolution" is the same recording that appears at the end of the Reactivated Tarkus album (again, please see that review ). The concert was recorded with only 2 Shure SM58 microphones (left & right). Perhaps this is why the live vocals on the album are heard only in the background.

usa prog music | 5/5 |


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