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Presto Ballet - The Lost Art of Time Travel CD (album) cover


Presto Ballet


Crossover Prog

3.58 | 82 ratings

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4 stars Presto's Ballet second effort from 2008 named The lost art of time travel is another worthy album. Keeping the same formula in manner of composing Presto Ballet finaly found their sound and giving to the listner almost a perfect album. Again a perfect combination between greates of the '70's like Styx, Kansas but aswell some Flower Kings or even Spocks Beard elemts are here, this second release worth to be investigated. This album is better then first in my opinion who was aswell very strong, the pieces is more elaborated, living space to more instrumental passages, the bombastic arrangements are here again, the mellotron again sounds brilliant and interlude very natural with the rest of the instruments. The progressive rock now is more fluent has a great production, crystal sound and above all some fantastic vocal lines. Even Presto Ballet's music resenblance with the past, their aproach of progressive rock is modern. They are an energic band with great ideas, just to be check the opening trackThe Mind Machine , 10 min of pure beauty, great to be choosen for opening an album, this way the listner might be very intrested to discover more, and for sure will not be deseppointed. Another great tune is the longest pieces from here One tragedy at a time, nearly 15 min of one of the best pieces Presto Ballet ever done, super musicianship, great idea and neat sound. The music is complex enough to catch the intrest of progressive rock listners, toying with prog metal in places, but I might say without that metal sound, only the atmosphere. Scot Albright again shines on every pieces, the keyboards arrangements are great showing that is still much more to be done in progressive rock music these days, Presto Ballet is ne of the bands that for sure needs attention when we are talking about modern progressive music. 4 stars, better then the predecesor, Kurdt Vanderhoof did it gain, being the main composer of the band, he desearve almost the all credits, but also the rest of the musicians are like a machine who works like oiled. Recommended one of the pleasent surprises of late 00's.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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