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Magic Pie


Symphonic Prog

3.84 | 280 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars 2.5 stars. Keyboards galore ! If you enjoy bombastic, keyboard driven music stop right here. When I was listening to this record, I couldn't help but think that it was this type of over the top, bombastic, pretentious music that turned so many people against prog in the late seventies.That may not be a fair or popular statement to make, especially in connection with MAGIC PIE, because these guys have so much talent, and there is so much that I love on this record. It's just that when i'm enjoying some of the beautiful melodies then bam ! An outburst of keys at a million miles an hour.These short blasts of keys ruin it for me. But that's just my opinion and thoughts.

My favourite passages are in "Motions Of Desire" and "Full Circle Poetry", and of course it's the pastoral passages that I love. I really like the first two minutes of "Illusion & Reality (part 1)" the flute is warm and I like the atmosphere. There is some great guitar work on "Illusion & Reality (part 4)".

This one is a difficult one for me to enjoy unfortunately.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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