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MERCATOR PROJECTED

East Of Eden

 

Eclectic Prog

4.06 | 146 ratings

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lor68
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3 stars Well this is an experimental blues derived proto prog work, a kind of anticipation regarding both the oriental music and the 70's psychedelic music genre as well, enriched by means of the most accessible tunes of rock and roll/blues (a typical mood of the sixties), soon becoming a standard in the early seventies .but what's all the fuss about it?!? Probably "Waterways" is the pinnacle of the album, being the most progressive effort; instead "Centaur Woman" is a low achievement (talking about their artistic inspiration). Nevertheless the performances at the violin and the clarinet are remarkable, after all making us forget the general ingenuousness concerning the whole album, above all if you consider the track "Bathers" as well as the other sessions by Dave Arbus. Then after 44 minutes of discontinuous music, you can listen to the final track "In The Stable Of The Sphinx" -eight minutes long-being a worthy conclusion of an uneven but interesting work and representing also the synthesis of their best ideas.

A raw project it was, whose working in progress (according to the tastes of an immature band) was closer to a different era, in comparison to the following efforts of the proto prog groups of the early seventies. For instance some other similar bands like Wigwam and Colosseum or the unknown but skillful Slovenian group of Kornelius were just a little bit more mature.but at the end make your own choice and you could rediscover also a strange ensemble !!

lor68 | 3/5 |

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