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3 stars Two years passed by and Ines returned with their sophomore effort on WMMS / Music Is Intelligence.The main core of the band remained the same with Ines Fuchs writing all tracks except for ''Lonely Child'' written by Massimo Michieletto.''Eastern Dawning'' was recorded between April and November 95' at the Roxanne Studio in Leonberg by Davide Piai, eventually released in February 1996.

Again a very good collection of twelve melodic tracks is what Ines had to offer and they are all played with enthusiasm, containing nice melodic lines and beautiful vocal performances, offered through a clear production.Half about of them fall undoubtfully in the Neo Progressive Rock category along the lines of PENDRAGON, SHADOWLAND and LANDMARQ, extremely melodic, lyrical and easy-going music with a light symphonic twist, fronted by Ines Fuchs' floating synthesizers and the soft guitar solos of Massimo Michieletto and Hansi Fuchs and featuring up-tempo grooves and catchy choruses.The rest of them are a mixed bag of Melodic/AOR Rock, Folk Rock ballads ans short instrumentals in a MIKE OLDFIELD way and among them the folkier ones, featuring the majestic voice of Chicco Grosso, are propably the best with a delicate atmosphere and plenty of medieval tunes played with a melodic rockin' vibe.

Not exactly as good as Ines' debut, ''Eastern Dawning'' is likely to appeal to all fans of Neo Prog or Melodic Progressive Rock, who search for a more accesible listening among the adventurous ones.Warmly recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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