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Tempus Fugit


Symphonic Prog

3.77 | 80 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I was a little surprised to see this band listed under Symphonic as I thought this was a Neo-Prog recording. I like Neo a lot so that's not a slight, it's just the synths and guitar styles reminded me of that genre. Regardless, this is good music. I so want to give this 4 stars but I really feel there are a few songs that are very average at best, and lots of passages that drag on. It's just that the good ones are really good. Synths are the dominating sound.

"Prologue" opens with synths as some narration comes in. When he stops speaking a second synth comes in followed by drums and guitar. Great sound. "The City And The Crystal" is my favourite track. Lots of synths once again for the first minute then a change as drums, piano and guitar come in. A calm with piano and synths after 2 minutes. Love the guitar 3 1/2 minutes in. Vocals for the first time 5 1/2 minutes in.The guitar and piano sound so good. A feel good tune for me. "The Goblin's Trail" is led by synths. Drums before 2 minutes and guitar a minute later. Acoustic guitar before 4 minutes. The tempo picks up after 5 1/2 minutes. "War God" has a lot of changes going on until 1 1/2 minutes in when it settles. A change 3 minutes in as drums then guitar become prominant. Piano, guitar and synths seem to take turns the rest of the way.

"Bornera" opens with psychedelic styled guitar before the tempo picks up and synths take over. Guitar then a heavier sound before 4 minutes. A calm 5 1/2 minutes in as spoken words arrive. A minute later synths, bass, drums and guitar tastefully play. "A Song For A Distant Land" opens with light keys as vocals come in. The sound gets fuller and a second vocalist enters. This is the most vocal track and my least favourite. "Princess Vanessa" continues with the contrast of the calm passages to the fuller sections. Mandolin 3 1/2 minutes in on this one. "The Lord Of A Thousand Tales" is mellow with vocals for almost 2 minutes then a fuller sound takes over. Some relaxed guitar 4 minutes that I like. It calms down 6 minutes in then picks back up 8 minutes in.

This is very pleasant synth led music from Brazil, that should appeal to those who like their Prog mellow.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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