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2 stars This EP definitely has some great moments. Speaking of nice melodies and even an hint to experimental approach. They don't care for any concept or expetation here, I assume. Which implies that the nine featured songs overall sound 'neither fish nor fowl' to me on the other hand. Radiohead references are shimmering through here and there, I can't say that there is much prog essence all the way through.

They start with The Pearl Song - the only snapshot which is kinda fascinating really. There is a synth pop fundament to state somehow, I really like the funky bass lines and the expressive synths though. This song is definitely challenging. Starting with the next one Gone they open a series of mellow pop ballads with charming vocals then. Darkmoor finally brings them back on the more tricky prog track, where you can even detect some mellotron in beween.

While holding many popular elements 'C' seems to be an arbitrary collection of leftovers from diverse recording sessions, close to a singer-songwriter appeal I would say. Musicianship is in place, not bad at all and listenable, yes. But nothing special, I won't promise to come back to this anytime soon - 2.5 stars.

Rivertree | 2/5 |


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