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THE HENGE

Steve Moore

 

Progressive Electronic

3.09 | 3 ratings

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admireArt
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3 stars An unexpected convergence of different influences gathered around a kind of cinematic musical language full of attractive melody lines, catchy hooks and creative arrangements.

Steve Moore's "The Henge", 2007, may refer you to Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, J.M. Jarre, Yello and Klaus Schulze. As such this release would not be that relevant, as many other prog/electronic musicians share the same line of influences, yet the real deal is , as mentioned, his surprising detours in style which enrich these same influences, as well as merge them into multi-dynamic single structures, perfectly threaded by its unique music composition.

The album opens up with a dramatic mode, close to Vangelis movie scores, yet from the start one can sense that his admiration for his influences has been well absorved and his ability as a composer overshadows mere repetition of those musical idioms.

From then on the display of of his songwriting turns on a fair share of highly emotional momentums and truly engaging electronics, as it turns toward different moods without losing his own perspective. My single objection for not rating this work full 4 stars will be its last composition "Cepheid" which first part really sounds like a TD copycat, although saved entirely by its second part which outshines and makes quiet irrelevant its prior section.

Anyway, do not miss, expect an above average, closer to essential acquisition.

***3.5 PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |

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