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Magic Pie


Symphonic Prog

3.84 | 282 ratings

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The Ryan
5 stars It appears the heroes of traditional progressive rock in the last half of this decade will not Spock's Beard or The Flower Kings. Who the hell needs Octane and Adam & Eve anyways? Magic Pie's Motions of Desire picks up where bands like TFK and SB left off and we, the fans, no longer have to feel cheated and disappointed.

"Change", the mp3 given on this site, very well sums up this debut in regard to the talent every member has. This 20 minute epic has numerous kinds of prog packed together. Everything from Genesis (Good keyboards) to Gentle Giant (3 vocalists leading) to Deep Purple and even some say Marillion. Never could I have imagined Norway would produce such an amazing band that even rivals and sometimes surpasses the best this century has thus far had to offer in prog rock. In "Change" it's easy to hear the classic-rock and 70's prog-rock influences. But what of the all the other tracks on "Motions of Desire"? Change is my favorite at the moment, but believe me, I thuroughly enjoy every song on this album. Why? Because The Flower Kings and Spock's Beard have indeed let me down the past 2-3 years, and I need new inspiration/entertainment. Have no fear, Magic Pie is here.

If you're considering downloading/buying this album: I say if you can enjoy the major 70's prog-rock groups such as Yes, Genesis, ELP, Pink Floyd, Camel, and etc. then yes this album is worth the $15-20 for sure. If you're sick of Feel Euphoria and Octane, and sick of Adam and Eve and Rainman, you will love Magic Pie.

"Kim Stenberg", the guitarist, is much more prominent and recognizable then Neal Morse ever has been, listening to Stenberg alone relieves my ears from all the crappy music that's circulating around the world today, and I believe there's hope for prog rock once again.

Also if you like Magic Pie's Motions of Desire, I suggest picking up Salem Hill (Albums: Be, and The Robbery of Murder) and Little Atlas (Album: Wonderlust) as well.

This debut is something special, perhaps the Pie can carry the torch for a few years as Marillion, Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, and The Flower Kings have. Only time will tell...

The Ryan | 5/5 |


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