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House of Usher


Eclectic Prog

3.34 | 7 ratings

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3 stars From the depth of obscurity comes this band from USA - House of Usher with one album released in 1998 named Body of mind. The band and implicit the album gone unnoticed in prog circles and today is a very hard to find CD. A self-financed and self-produced release but with some great moments overall. The music is quite dark in atmosphere and relies more on vocal department where Aaron done a good job, he has a very good voice , deep and fits perfectly into this kind of music. Aswell the instrumental sections are more then ok, in some parts even excellent that means the musicianship is strong most of the time. With influences from Camel or even Pink Floyd, even some neo prog hints can be found here, Body of mind is quite great in my view. Forte pieces, Don't remember me, the short two instrumental tracks, first Timneh who is entirecly constructed on acustical guitar and 911 where is only piano but very strong and elegant piece to me ears, and the longest C'est pas fini can be considered the best track of the album, where the excellent keyboards passages are melted in avery original, smooth and elegant way with the guitar chops, really nice tune. All in all even is a forgotten and overlooked band, this album needs attention from prog listners, is truly an eclectic prog album where the music and vocal arrangements show potential, but with all that they gone into oblivion shortly after the release of the album. 3.5 stars for sure. Very good the cover art, made by artist Scott Fray, mhystical and dark, like the booklet aswell.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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