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3.52 | 97 ratings

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4 stars Jadis is one of the neo prog bands that always were and are in the sadow of big names like Iq, Marillion, Pallas, Pendragon and Arena, not because the music is second hand but because they didn't have so much luck over the years to come in first league. This is their second album from 1994 named Across the water and my fav from them for sure. Composed and played in the pure neo prog tradition, with crispy guitar arrangements, lush keyboards work and clean vocals arrangements, Jadis manage to come with a valid album , good and very often well balanced. Here are two of the most important members of IQ, Martin Orford who done the keyboards work and some background vocals and John Jowitt on bass. The main man of the band Gary Chandler was clearly influnced by Iq, and is showed here on every piece, but the important thing is that Jadis is less keyboard orientated band then Iq, is more focused on guitars then keys, and because of that some guitar parts remind me of Steve Hackett. The guitar parts is excellent, very smooth and elegant, just listen to the beggining of In Isolation, great intro, in rest all the pieces are good,pleasent and for sure will pleases most of the neo prog fans. I like this album 4 stars, nothing more nothing less.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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