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Nathan Mahl


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.97 | 47 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars Although I have heard the Heretik Vol 1 , this is far superior to that . (I can only be impressed by the shear size of that Heretik project but cannot help myself to wonder about the need and the relevance of a trilogy (as Gong or Magma did theirs but this was another era )and the sheer mass of music needed to develop and support such a concept).

Enough said about that and let's concentrate on the Clever Use of Shadow. This is a Canterbury sounding album with good moments and good musical passages . But as with many newer bands they seem to do their music as "à la manière de ...." and do not develop real original ideas . Still worth checking out if you are not a grumpy , never-satisfied music buff as I am

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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