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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.62 | 511 ratings

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4 stars Great comeback! I was pleasantly surprised first after I found this CD in shop, and second- after listening of it! After many years of silence, great classic prog band released double CD in it's classic line-up!

The music is complex, quite melodic, rich in sax solos, mainly instrumental. And, what is most important, still has this prog magic old prog bands had in seventies. It's so rare for nowaday!

And I am happy to listen that original music, without flirting with pop or modern sounds. But from another hand, no nostalgy in that sound at all. They just greatly doing what they do best - creating prog of highest level!

Only negative comment regarding album format could be done: first CD of original songs are only 37+ minutes long.Second CD is longer but consists of improvs, a bit unfocused. So the best decision will be just to put everything on one CD , making it more concentrated. But I understand that business rule: everyone interested in first new VDGG album in 28 years will pay for double album as well .

Very recommended for all prog fans, especially for young generation, just to hear, how real prog could sound even in 2005 ( to compare with bloodless neo-prog clones of nowaday).

snobb | 4/5 |


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