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3.09 | 32 ratings

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2 stars Bof!

What else could I say? Mostly easy listening music with little flavour. Nothing weak for sure but hell! Where is the inspiration? Where is the grandeur we all like while listening to the symph genre?

The intro of "Structure 3" seriously reminds me of the one from "I Know What I Like" (from whom you might have heard). Actually, the flute play is very pleasant (but I am a flute addict). The piano part is so borrowed to Banks that this piece could be considered as a plagiarism. Quite well achieved but too much "Firth Of Fifth" oriented.

I am not really keen on this work: what is played here has little originality and I have been listening to this sort of music quite of a lot of times already. Here and there, some good and melodic moments. OK. I admit. But this is quite short to make from "Structures" a good album.

Most of the tracks are borrowing some good old "Genesis" recipe and quite frankly, this one doesn' t reach the ankle of the master: just imagine the fourth passage willing to compete with "Watcher" at times.

Some pieces are worth your listening though. Such as "Struture 5" which is all pleasant, joyful and full of grace. The best track as far as I am concerned. Some fine elven minutes of sweet music.

If you're willing to misten to some part of a kind of "Snow Goose" second tier, the sixth part of this album should please you. As far as I'm concerned, I prefer the original.

The whole of this album is just a pastiche and I quite frankly can't go over two stars to rate it.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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