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LOOKING FOR JOHN MADDOCK

Flamborough Head

 

Neo-Prog

3.86 | 87 ratings

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progpig66 (arnold)
4 stars Last week I bought an album by a Dutch band called Flamborough Head, a very nice album. I decided to write a review and what do I see? They are already visited by this poorish proggophobic bunch of daemacho, waeguk, pangrangja, marfish etc. Guess what? All gave two stars at about the same time. All give thousands of ratings in a couple of days' time. Isn't that remarkable? I have about 800 progrock albums and I have trouble keeping them all apart. I prefer listening and enjoying the albums I really love.

Anyway, I was agreeably surprised by the music on "Looking For John Maddock". You get a very pleasant Camelesque melodic symphonic rock, full of beautiful flute and recorder parts, a beautiful languish lead guitar and some nice mellow keyboard playing. The rhythm section seems a bit uneven in the first two tracks, but from there on, the problem is solved.

Flute player Margriet Boomsma has a pleasant clear voice and I also appreciated some nice a cappella passages. The larger part of the album is instrumental. My favourite tracks on the album are the instrumental "Spring" and the fantastic title track "Looking For John Maddock", the conclusion of a very fine album!

progpig66.

progpig66 (arnold) | 4/5 |

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