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Camel - The Snow Goose CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.31 | 2623 ratings

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5 stars On most of Camel's work they sort of sound like a post-psychedelic band, with mid 70s sensibilities. Expanding a sound that was already so developed, and in turn developed it enough to carve out their own territory.

On the other hand, Camel's "Snow Goose" album goes beyond their more linear post- psychedelic albums and is not only their "most" Prog album but one of the most Prog albums there is, in that its all instrumental, and a jaw dropping symphony not dissimilar to classical music. The guitar parts aren't as complicated as say a Genesis piece, yet the music is still very symphonic, with flutes and all sorts of other synthesized orchestral sounds.

Most of this music is so perfect that I first wondered if they had simply updated some classic Strauss symphony or something like that. Nope. This is their own music.

Probably their most acclaimed album, yet somehow it still feels underrated. Especially by the masses. Most progsters would love it (unless metal-Prog only is your thing), and so would your grandma. And that's a compliment to the music.

I think Camel deserve to be credited in the big leagues, because their sound is unique enough, and does warrant the esteemed status of "such and such new band sounds like "Camel".

akajazzman | 5/5 |


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