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Elegant Simplicity



2.63 | 11 ratings

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2 stars Edited 10/03/05!

Actually I know only two albums of this band, which is obviously more or less an one-man project by Steve McCabe with some fluctuating guest musicians. Although they has been releasing already more than 10 albums in the last 12 years, I heard this name just recently. Well this album here is not so much on par with its follow-up Architect Of Light. About one third of the tracks are instrumental, which are still the better ones. Vocals by guest singer Ken Senior are not really bad, although sometimes a bit too mellow with a tendency to sound pop-ish. The compositions are most of the time not very much developing and there are quite a lot of repeats. Keyboard sounds are quite common and sometimes even reminding to cafeteria background music. Apart of this flaw performance of both keys and guitars is very good. Only the drumming sounds a bit too much automatic every now and then.

As a summary, best tracks are Palindrome and The Physical World. Overall it's not a bad album, but actually nothing special, maybe interesting for fans of later era CAMEL.

hdfisch | 2/5 |


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