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GAUDI

The Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

3.04 | 219 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars "Gaudi" was the final album under the Alan Parsons Project name and later he gave his record under Alan Parsons. Yes, at firs place why it was called "project" because as far as I know it means something which has definite "start" and "finish". With 10 studio albums and changes of musicians are already a long period to say it as a project. For me personally this album is better than "Vulture Culture" and "Stereotomy", but of course, but is not as good as "I Robot".

As far as music offering, "Gaudi" has many melodic, rhythmic & atmospheric modern keyboards with firm drum beats and very little tempo / style changes, a bit like on the "Stereotomy" album. The vocals are good (this is probably the attraction point on why I kept buyong The APP albums), and as usual, the songs are more pop than progressive. It has quite good keyboards textures and electric guitar solos. When I compare this to "Stereotomy", it is just a bit less atmospheric and more pop . and a bit boring. Probably the songs on the "Eye in the sky" album are more catchy and varied.

Conceptually, ss is the case with "Tale" album, this album has a story line about Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, the guy who created unusual buildings and structures such as the Sagrada Familia cathedral, Casa Milŗ apartments, and GŁell Park. Musically, it's pretty much the same as you might expect from The Alan Parsons Project, an orchestrated pop-rock. There are some more synthesizer-pop type numbers such as "Money Talks" (with great guitar work), "Too Late", and "Standing on Higher Ground". Eric Woolfson and Lenny Zakatek are back here.

It's a good album at least for a break after listening too heavy stuffs with complex arrangements, probably. Don't expect something "prog" with this album but I still urge you to ..Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |

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