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Lost World Band


Crossover Prog

3.90 | 68 ratings

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4 stars This long-played studio album is the fourth one by LOST WORLD BAND. In general, the style of music is the same. It is the symphonic prog with leading violin which is the original mix between KING CRIMSON, AFTER CRYING, KANSAS, neoclassical music (especially Shostakovich), something similar to 'cinema music', and also the unclassifiable one. The professional level is very high, and the violin player is the virtuoso. The album can be listened to both in detail and as a background. Unlike two previous studio albums this one is not purely instrumental. The tracks with vocals are very good. The mellow voice excellently fits with the music. It is difficult to find the highlights here. I think that the best tracks are 'Metamorphoses' with excellent vocal melody and its follow-up title track ('Solar Power') with energetic themes and its development. The non-stopped 'combination' of these two tracks is very good. Perhaps, this album lacks 'catching' moments, the disc is too much 'uniform' and 'flat' unlike (the very first) 'Trajectories' album which was full of inspiration and the breath-taking beauty (I think that it is really the best album by LOST WORLD BAND). Sometimes this music can be described only as the 'background' one. Besides, possibly, some tracks are overloaded by 'prog clich' like tempo/measures changes and use of dissonances. In general, this album is very good addition to any prog rock music collection.


felonafan | 4/5 |


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