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HIGHWAY 375

Magus / The Winter Tree

 

Neo-Prog

2.51 | 3 ratings

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Greger
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3 stars Aliens, spaceships and science fiction inspire MAGUS third release. Andrew Robinson's band is searching their way down Highway 375 in USA. A road that is known for it's many UFO observations. Two of the tracks on this 4-track CDEP are named after this road, and the CD cover illustration is also called "Alien Highway". The other two tracks are named after Frank Herbert's epic science fiction books about the desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune. Part 1 of the track is called Dune, while the other Part is called Messiah. I guess they are referring to the main character in the books, Paul Atreides. The music is pretty much the same as on their previous CD "Traveller", with the exception that this one is all instrumental Electronic Progressive Rock. Magus is very reminiscent to ELEGANT SIMPLICITY in many ways. MAGUS as well as ELEGANT SIMPLICITY is very much a one-man band with one man responsible for the main part of the compositions, arrangements, production and performances. In ELEGANT SIMPLICITYthere's Steven McCabe, and in MAGUS there's Andrew Robinson. Another similarity is the guitar soundscapes the both of bands have. There's also reminiscences to CROSS and PORCUPINE TREE. A good buy for those of you who are into the aforementioned bands and electronic progressive rock.
Greger | 3/5 |

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