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ALPHA CENTAURI

Alpha Centaury

 

Symphonic Prog

2.90 | 21 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars 3.5 stars really!!! Just a single album from these guys (built around the Nevez brothers) and also a much too short album at that. 29 mins is simply too short on a CD for a full price - Mellow Records CDs are never cheap (found my copy in a second hand shop). The music developped here is typical symphonic French prog from the mid-70's not far away from Atoll , Carpe Diem. The sound production is just correct at best but this was the case for most French prog of that era (Magma excluded). It is nothing shameful either.

There are some very fine moments and the guitarist's lush sound is sometimes reminiscent of Hackett and the Kb are also superb leaning on a cross Genesis's Banks and Floyd's Wright. Reaching a musical orgasm is possible if you are symphonic prog-inclined but one must suffer from premature ejaculation because of the brevity of the album.

Although these guys appear to be from Britany (most western french region) , do not expect anything celtic.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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