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kev rowland
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4 stars In the booklet the band basically beg the listener to play this at least a few times before coming to a judgement about it, and when placing it in the player for the first time I could see why. However, even when hearing it for the first time the sheer class and majesty shines through. This pure prog album will be loved by anyone into 'old school'. At times they sound a bit like Genesis, or Colosseum, or Greenslade, or Yes, or Gentle Giant, or like none of them at all. They go from one musical area to another with ease, at home with jazz or with hard rock.

The result is an album that all proggers will fine themselves drawn towards. In fact, the biggest problem with this album will be getting it heard by enough people. Unicorn in Canada has released it, but hopefully Cyclops or Musea will pick it up in Europe so that it can reach a wider audience. It is full of depth and passion and is the best prog album to come out of Canada by a new band that I have heard for a while.

Originally appeared in Feedback #62, May 01

kev rowland | 4/5 |


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