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OF THINGS THAT NEVER WERE

The Worm Ouroboros

 

Eclectic Prog

4.13 | 104 ratings

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GKR
5 stars I'am not the only one who actually got hammered by this album. It really is something. And I had stoped PFM to hear them. Je ne regrette rien.

Interestingly, in their facebook, they list as their influences Magma, Genesis, National Health, King Crimson, Van der Graaf Generator, Present and Univers Zero; and in the website (where you can hear the album for free) their genres are quoted as: rock, canterbury, progressive rock and zeuhl (being Minsk their hometown). As confusing as it sounds, it makes sense.

The music itself begins in a strange and confuse way soon to find the space in your ear. From the pastoral acoustic tracks, featuring a good flute playing as "Ladybird on a moebius Strip" and "Dawn Angel" to more ambitious track as "Shelieth" giving space to the schizophrenic sound of "The Curfew" and the even more ambitious and concisive track "Return to a cold sea of nothing", we have a voyage of all this mismash of genres aligned in one great (and quite long) piece of work. The music always get you in the right mood, from track to track.

Something interesting is the package: the painting in the front and back cover is of authority of a russian surrealist artists. Inside, we see that the lyics are actually quotings diverse as Einstein and Yeats, or George Martin and Lovecraft . A good read may solve some misteries and put another ones in the music - as always should be.

A great album and a pleasent surprise for me, as I simply love this mismash (well made!) of things from painting to literature and diverse musical styles. I will be waiting for the next album of the group with high expectations.

It will be difficult to move back to PFM!

GKR | 5/5 |

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