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THE MAGICIAN CHRONICLES - PART I

Brighteye Brison

Eclectic Prog


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4 stars This is my first review on PA, it will be brief: I really, really like this album so far. I'm still on the first track, and if this record stays the course, I may end up giving it 5 stars... We can toss about the comparisons to Yes, Flower Kings, Magic Pie, A.C.T,Gentle Giant Spock's Beard, etc. But these guys have crafted a really great album that can stand up to the best of the others. This is prog how I like it best: loads of dynamics, light and shade, strong vocals, interesting melodies and harmonies, challenging musicianship, etc. Right now, I'm giving it 4.5, but again, I may revise this upward. Hats off to BRIGHTEYE BRISON!!!
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4 stars Despite its short 44-minute length "The Magician Chronicles - part 1" has enough room to present the talents of the Swedish proggers Brighteye Brison, who yet again after their well received "Believers&Deceivers" put out a very good album. The opening 23 minute epic "The Rise of Brighteye Brison" moves smoothly in its transitions, having an overall pretty symphonic feeling. The keyboard and sax maestro Linus Kĺse presents many quite fresh sounds and themes and the rest of the band also fills their parts with quite stellar musicianship. A memorable composition both in melody and structure. The other two tracks are also solid but not quite on the masterpiece level of the first track. This album shows once again that those following the legacy of Yes, Genesis and the kind need not to stick on similar soundscapes and tried patterns to retain that wondrous atmosphere found in the 70s classics.
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