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GUIDING LIGHT

Pymlico

 

Crossover Prog

3.83 | 81 ratings

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PH
5 stars PYMLICO is a brainchild of Norwegian talent Arild Brøter who surrounds himself with several partners. The chairperson's brother Øyvind can be heard on piano and organ, Axel Toreg Reite is here for bass performance, Larry Saltzman provides flute and percussion, Ivan Mazuze delivers saxophone. This particular squad weaves imagery and mood within an instrumental framework. Pymlico now bring their most mature work to date, entitled 'Guiding Light'. From the opener 'A Day Out' until the farewell passages of seventh track 'Neptune' the musical content sounds like entrancing alchemy with lots of room to maneuver, plenty of scope to explore a level of diversity, nice melodies in abundance. It draws the listener into journey of emotion and thought. Being a very good composer, arranger, drummer, keyboardist, guitar player, Arild Brøter still remains loyal to his source of inspiration: halcyon days of the Golden era. In terms of construction, CD 'Guiding Light' has relation to Alan Parsons Project as well as apparent vibes of Genesis, interrupted by Arabic motifs and jazzy elements. All these accents are superbly executed. The use of distinctive credentials, subtle nuances and variety should satisfy prog aficionados. So... if vocals aren't a prerequisite, then this excellent album is for you.
PH | 5/5 |

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