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3.98 | 501 ratings

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5 stars This must be the best album to come out in ages.

Of course there are influences by Yes, but does this sound like Yes? Sometimes, but it also has a lot of influences from the Canterbury-scene, and Camel and Gentle Giant.

What the band does, is being influenced, and then create something entirely new. For instance, I haven't heard any flute or saxophone in the music of Yes. And the flute is an important instrument in the music of Wobbler.

I think this is exactly what I was waiting for all these years. The Neo-prog-scene had some great bands (IQ, Pendragon), but they were more heavy and sometimes really modern and even borderline metal. The really retro-sound (that only Flower Kings managed to maintain) is apparently very difficult to emulate. Anekdoten is another band that did a good job.

Rites at Dawn is to me the perfect album. The songwriting, the melodies, the tempos, the busy drumming, the analog keyboards, the vocal-harmonies. Everything is just perfect to me.

And if I'm not mistaken I can hear a Dulcimer in Faerie's Play: a way underused instrument. And even Glockenspiel, wich is also very underused.

Kingsnake | 5/5 |


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