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3.24 | 40 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars Poland is becoming a 'pleasant progrock paradise: after Collage, Quidam, Riverside and Satellite here is the interesting four piece band (including keyboard, violin and guitar synthesizer) Lizard! This site doesn't contain many reviews but this is already their fourth studio CD entitled Spam (after their debut album from 1997) and divided into six pieces, Spam #1-Spam #6.

Despite the King Crimson group name Lizard, the music is not too obviously derived from King Crimson. Some tracks contain King Crimson elements (both the early band as the new incarnation but in general the focus is on the excellent violinplay that reminds me of David Cross and JL Ponty. You can enjoy lots of great soli! The music sounds pleasant and melodic featuring tension between the heavy guitar riffs and the flowing violin work. The songs alternates between dreamy and propulsive and bombastic with inspired Polish vocals. The keyboards sound a bit subdued but if you listen good these are blended very subtle into the music. The final track Spam #6 (at about 12 minutes) delivers halfway the most obvious King Crimson hints featuring propulsive drum beats and repetetive guitar work along fine piano and violin play, wonderful and exciting!This is a fine progrock album that will delight the King Crimson fans and those who like the violin.

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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