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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

4.30 | 1869 ratings

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4 stars Octopus is where Gentle Giant's true musical voice started to take shape, and that is obviously so on this album. The medieval elements in the music are very prominent, as is the super complexity of all the arrangements. This was never a favorite of mine in the Gentle Giant catalog, but it's hard to not adore the musicianship of these people. Though the tracks here are usually brutally complex, they have a certain beauty that Gentle Giant alone was able to pull off. I'm not quite sure how to explain that point any further. Anyone in love with fantastic bass tone would love the bass playing on this album, and it really sticks out in the mix. Highly recommended.
colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |


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