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7 Ocean - Таинственная раса странных существ / The Mysterious Race of Strange Entities CD (album) cover

Таинственная раса странных существ / THE MYSTERIOUS RACE OF STRANGE ENTITIES

7 Ocean


Symphonic Prog

3.12 | 21 ratings

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4 stars There's not much information to be found on this band, but a Babel Fish translation indicates that they formed in 1989, disbanded in 1994 and reformed in 2004. The Mysterious Race of Strange Entities is their first release after that.

Seventh Ocean are fond of making mellow compositions, with keyboards, piano and organ being the dominating instruments; and in the segments containing vocals these are given a central place in the soundscape. Guitars are used more sparingly; placed in the back of the mix; and more often than not the acoustic guitar is preferred over the electric. Long melodic segments are a dominating trait in all compositions here, with keyboards and organ underlining most segments of the tunes with symphonic textures. The songs are light and floating, sometimes with spacey elements, seldom or never with hard or harsh elements. The end result is music easy on the ears and soothing for the mind. The main negative aspect of this release are the all Russian vocals, which might limit the appeal of this album slightly.

Fans of light and melodic symphonic rock with a 70's feel to it might want to check this one out.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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