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MOTIVATION

Balloon

Heavy Prog


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3.50 | 21 ratings | 1 reviews | 24% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. All Yours (7.13)
2. Foe? (9.02)
3. Nowhere (4.59)
4. Dissolve Unseen (4.54)
5. Beat Me Up (9.28)
6. Everything (6.57)
7. It's Still Today (17.32)

Total time: 58.45

Line-up / Musicians

Hans Baaij - vocals, synths
Michiel van Horssen - drums
Jos Commandeur - guitar, backing vocals
Cyril Wijte - bass

With:
Robin Versteegh - guitar


Releases information

Musea Records

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BALLOON Motivation ratings distribution


3.50
(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(24%)
24%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(57%)
57%
Good, but non-essential (10%)
10%
Collectors/fans only (10%)
10%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by Marty McFly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Errors and Omissions Team
3 stars With verging into neo-psychedelic style (hello "Quantum Fantay") and almost without vocals, Netherlands are proving themselves as one of the most prolific (and interesting) musical country with yet another (great) release.

More or less great, because music here depends mostly on longer compositions and that can do a lot of harm in hands of not so skilled maker. There are two ways how I understand this album, first one is technical skills, or "what I should hear". The second one is what I feel, or "how I actually like it". I know that I should hear masterpiece, but I can't hear it here. There's not passion in this for me, there's just cold, but skilled musicianship. This helps a lot. It's also heavy in a way how Porcupine Tree is Heavy Prog, because of guitars. Of course, you can compare this with early PT records, but this has been done many times with countless Heavy bands, so no point in doing it over and over again.

With song Nowhere, I'm starting to be pleased again. Not that I wasn't before, but I lack "heart" element here. Technicality isn't always enough. Strange, that instrumental song sounds here so distant, unreachable, while sung ones are less mysterious. And that's probably it, this album is different and so

with warning, that (also) different approach is needed to enjoy this fully.

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