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Happy 55 - Точное время / Precise Time CD (album) cover

Точное время / PRECISE TIME

Happy 55

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.02 | 3 ratings

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kev rowland
Special Collaborator
Crossover Prog Team
4 stars I still don't know why Happy55 didn't put more tracks on their 2016 release, 'Warm Things', which just wasn't long enough in my mind. But, after three albums, the band decided to release an EP which contains three more numbers from the 2016 St. Petersburg session. This sounds a little more produced, especially on the second song, 'All Green', which commences with spoken voices layered over the top of each other (in Russian), before the piano kicks in. There is an incredible clarity of thought, with ideas bouncing around and being responded to by all four involved. Again, themes are repeated, expanded upon, twisted and changed as each of the quartet strive to take the song to the next level.

In some ways this has the feeling of free jazz in the way they are reacting, but the music is much tighter with complexity being taken as a given, yet everyone keep[ing up with each other. This really does feel to me like King Crimson being twisted and pulled and amended into a piano led force of nature. I only discovered the band because they contacted me through ProgArchives, and I am so very glad they did, as this is yet another stunning artist I am going to keep my eye on. For all fans of progressive music that is attempting to push boundaries, yet are exciting and incredibly enjoyable all at the same time.

kev rowland | 4/5 |

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