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Isildurs Bane


Symphonic Prog

3.35 | 18 ratings

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3 stars This is a compilation of tracks made by the group between 1976 and 1993 but never had seen the release on any album. But I wouldn't say it's not just a collection of material of inferior quality, it's rather a quite interesting overview of the band's development starting from the 70's until today. Of course the music offered here can't be compared with the one from their MIND-project for example. Most of the tracks are from the 80's and a kind of experimental symphonic Jazz. Some are quite similar with what KAIPA were doing at that time. Actually there is a little bit of everything, some jazz rock fusion, some symphonic rock, even rhythmic Latin American kind of stuff ("Brazil Jack"). The tracks from their very early period like "I skuggan av vår tid", "Kungens musketörer" and "Oktober" are showing more their classical symphonic influence with a touch of folk, the most interesting one of them being the last mentioned one. There are as well some older live recordings of them, done for the Swedish broadcasting. On one of them ("Looping") their future sound can already be anticipated.

As a SUMMARY I can say that this is certainly not an essential album in prog, but still it's an interesting and nice to listen one for everyone who is interested to hear how they started and developed to the exceptional and groundbreaking band they are today. Although being not very "progressive", it's still a good and enjoyable album for anyone who is more into soft jazz music and worth 3 stars IMO!

hdfisch | 3/5 |


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