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DE HOMINE URBANO

Ache

 

Symphonic Prog

3.47 | 68 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars The debut album from one of the best bands ever to come out of Denmark.

Two tracks, thirty seven minutes. The rosy smell of symphonic prog. To be more precise, the type of symphonic prog touched by Keith Emerson. ELP ? No. This is far more The Nice than ELP. But it is not quite The Nice either.

The dominant instrument here is Peter Mellin's Hammond organ. He also does the vocals, but there is not much vocals here. He is supported by Finn Olafsson's guitar solos in addition to the usual drums and bass setup. This is in other words a full band effort where all members contributes on equal footing. This is not a Hammond organ ego trip by Peter Mellin.

If we take the basis in The Nice, the music on these two suites is also influenced by psychedelic rock, pomp pop and a lot of classical music. In other words, Pink Floyd, Genesis (Trespass), Procol Harum and Ludwig Van Beethoven. The music is also pretty dark and brooding throughout.

The problem is the strength of the material. This album only have flashes of brilliance now and then. The rest of the material is good, but not particular great. The sound is though dark throughout with the electric guitars acting as a wall of sound at times. This is a very interesting album, but not an essential album. But it runs a four star award very close in my estimation. This is a good/great album which deserves more attention.

3.75 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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