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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.81 | 316 ratings

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2 stars I still like their (admittedly immature and highly derivative) debut but starting from their second album they developed a more and more polished and pompous sound that appears (at least to my ears) rather mainstream than Prog. With "Recycled" they reached their pinnacle in this sense which obviously fits with many prog lover's taste. I'm probably not a very typical Prog fan (however one might define this) and I'd rather call this one a perfect alienating example for people not yet familiar with that genre. I totally agree to the (few) other reviewers who gave as well a low rating to this album. There are awful synth sounds, cheesy choirs, pomp unlimited and the long track is a repeat of the same stuff over and over again. Then there are these two awful tracks "São Paulo sunrise" and "Costa del Sol" sounding like disco music to my ears and "Marvellous Moses" isn't much better. The only nice track here is really the last one but this one can't save the whole disk. Conceptially this might be certainly a remarkable work and I really appreciate the idea of saving the environment but this type of music just can't approach me but obviously did to many others which is quite positive on the other hand. The band had been undoubtedly far ahead its time with this album which is usually very good but not in this case since it sounds rather 80's-alike than being released in 1975. I'm very sorry but I can't give more than 2 stars to this album and honestly would not recommend it to any newbie.
hdfisch | 2/5 |


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