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THE MEANING

Rivendel

 

Neo-Prog

3.96 | 39 ratings

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St_V
5 stars This album is really good, a better effort that their first one "Manifesto". The three long songs are divided into many different parts. The three suits are quite different, even each one of them are sung in a different language. First one, "La Telarana" is sung in spanish and it's a very lyrical song, with a lot of 12-string, flutes and oboes (or something alike). It remains classic RPI (italian progressive), because of some mediterranian feel. There is also a soprano-like guest voice. It sound beautiful and original. Vey symphonic. The second suite "The Meaning" that gaves tittle to the álbum seems the centerpiece of the álbum. It's the longest one. Every part is different. Guitar based parts follow keyboard based ones and sometimes in between there's is some nice vocal parts. A great opus. The final piece "L'Art Brut" is te shortest one. It's sung in french (?!) and it's the most bizarre song in this album. It seems it's about crazy artista and it's sounds like is! Also a very interesting piece of music. By far, the best Rivendel album in the 90's. I wonder why did they stopped because there is a feeling like if a third effort could have been even better.
St_V | 5/5 |

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