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4 stars Novalis produces here a German progressive rock album with some symphonic and spacy elements. The keyboards mainly consist in dirty Hammond Organ, Fender Rhodes, moog and more modern floating streams of keyboards a la Eloy or a la Tai Phong. The lyrics are in German. On "Aufbruch", there are some influences from progressive bands Eloy (for the densely floating keyboards), Nektar (for the rhythmic riffs and organ), Kayak (for the electric guitar solos and organ). On the epic "Sommerabend", some moog arrangements give the track an Italian symphonic progressive style a la Le Orme or Banco; the slow bass and drums remind Pink Floyd or Eloy; the acoustic guitar is good, despite there is a long & repetitive bit; the couples of electric guitar solos and the floating organ and keyboards remind Tai Phong. On "Wunderschatze", the combination of the acoustic guitars and floating keyboards remind the progressive band Tai Phong.
greenback | 4/5 |


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