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FLOSSENENGEL

Novalis

 

Symphonic Prog

3.28 | 64 ratings

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sgtpepper
2 stars I bought this album at a progressive rock festival at Loreley in 2016 after a recommendation for a good album by Novalis by the merchant. The cover looked good, there were three tracks with over 6 minutes so I bought the CD. I gave it a chance despite the year 1979, which was generally a decline in the history of progressive rock. The album is a mixed bag of decent, mediocre and terrible tracks. The pretty decent instrumental beginning is followed by some more simplified tracks with weak vocals that sometimes seem to be a parody to progressive rock. "Photograph" is a symphonic pop composition worth listening. "Walzer.." is the third interesting track on this album before things start going crazy.

"Sklavenzoo" and "Alle wollen leben" epitomize the bad taste for creating hybrid music whose elements do not fit together - imagine some disco, hard-rock, rock, pop and progressive elements combined without much attention. "Rückkehr" does not fare much better but at least shows some instrumental dynamics.

I can't recommend acquiring this album but if you are interesting in the German late 70's scene, go for it.

sgtpepper | 2/5 |

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