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This is an album of just two long epics. Both songs are ok, and sound very similar to ELP in style. However, there is nothing groundbreaking, nothing original, and nothing outstanding about this album. Just two prog tracks.

Illusions on a Double Dimple : It starts as an upbeat piano/organ driven track with their signature sound (those backing female vocals that can get irritating for appearing too many times). The following section is the one that can be downloaded in this site, and it is the best part of the album. It goes through countless changes, and the percussion is extremely interesting here. After that section ends, it flows naturally into a haunting piano song with once again great percussion. The next section is a symphonic rocker with organ playing that reminds me of Emerson and backing vocals overused. Finally, the last section brings back the riffs played in 'Triangle' and is a little of filler for me since I do not want to hear the same section over again. 5.5/10

Mister Ten Percent : The first section 'maze' is a frenzied piece with fast emerson-like piano runs and jazzy playing. The music comes to a halt in 'bad deal' with heavily accented and heavy vocals appear, and later switches to a nice chorus dominated by great keyboard playing. 'Roundabout' is an ok ELP (tarkus especially) influenced rocker. Lucky girl is an ok rocker that is not influenced from ELP. The ending is pure Triumvirat music with an extended hammond organ solo. It's just ok 4.5/10

The problem with this album, is that it tries to hard to be ELP (or tries not to, but it is heavily influenced by it) while instrumentally these musicians are not very talented. Their epics lack a bit of cohesion and direction because they seem like a group of short songs put together.

My grade : C/D

Zitro | 2/5 |


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