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5 stars What a marvelous album!

In my quest through Italian progressive music lately this perhaps might be my most rewarding find. It's that good. But not immediately. Melos (the song) I found mind-blowing the first time I heard it, but all the rest really had to grow on me. But that's only good, because:

I'm afraid I regard music from another angle as most people do, I am not particularly interested in its technical aspects nor who's who and who did it with whom, For me the most important part about music is in which way it can play MY strings, i.e. my internal strings. It must "act" on me, it must impress me, it must touch my emotions, it must make me misunderstand. Perhaps the latter being the most important; since in that way it's adventurous in the most ultimate way.

Melos does it all. It did take some time (the misunderstanding), but then it hit very hard. Apparently from first listen until now I played this album some 12 times. Today particularly I really had to fight my tears (touching my emotions). So, this album really took me by surprise (impressed me), but not at the first listen! It indeed is a grower, and a very rewarding one at that.

I read the other reviews on it, I need to say that "technically" I can underscribe David's(Guldbamsen) remark on the way it sounds; "It's like a harmonious bird convention with added tumultuous rock". It is. Despite the sometimes harsh "looking" sounds in fact it's rather pastoral. It at times being harsh only accentuates that, but in it's core it's just very very beautiful. Real maybe, earthen, true. Another friend for life made in front of the loudspeakers here.

jeromach | 5/5 |


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