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Psychedelic/Space Rock

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the philosopher
4 stars Remember the future is an epic about time and evolution.

The story is about a so-called bluebird which has visited earth for many times, but the earthlings always became scared or aggressive by it's apparition, except a young boy who was blind and could not see him. The bluebird explains the evolution of live which he has seen on earth in a very large timescale.

The first side - Remember the Future Part I - is a tale about what evolution is, and that the future is in our own hands. The music is a bit repetitive with nice organ play. This part I is a good written song and I like the storytelling. Especially the part of singing of "Remember the future" with it's marching rhythm is nice and majestic. There are no intrumental solo's, but because of good songwriting and building-up schemes this is real progressive and in my opinion also quiet original.

In the second side - Remember the Future part II - bluebird gives eyes to the blind boy and answers all of the questions of the boy, which leads into wisdom. Musically this side is a bit more smoothy than side I. Sometimes a comparison with The Alan Parsons Project comes into my mind. Well, for some listeners this may be an advantage, for me it is not. I must say this side is acceptable, but not as good as side I (I've read some reviews who say exactly the opposite, so I quess you should listen both sides and judge for yourself).

Because of side I and the nice artwork I'll give four stars to this work.

the philosopher | 4/5 |


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