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Roots of Consciousness


Eclectic Prog

3.63 | 11 ratings

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4 stars Roots of Consciousness must be considerated one of the most unnoticed and under rated progressive rock band ever. This unique band from USA manage to releas only one album selftitled in 1993 and then gone into oblivion. With stellar musicianship and original ideas this album is a must have, only that is quite hard to find now days. The music is quite odd and in many parts dark but very intresting, is needing more then several spins to get into, but when is all reveled to listner is defintly a winner. With crazy musical parts who remind me of Frank Zappa , heavy prog elements a la Rush, some grotesque spoke words and quirky instrumental passages, Roots of Consciousness deliver a very solid and tight album. The clean vocal parts remine me of Fish or Gabriel kinda aproach, but is very well integrated in the overall sound, really intresting. Also there are some experimental elements added that gives to the album a very strange but quite consistent atmosphere that are melting very well with the rest. All piece are great , maybe with a plus on Time Out of Mind , Candelabria or ( ) definetly show the big potential this band once had. Very enetrtaing release that goes recommended for sure. A piece of work that gone under the musical radar then as now. 4 stars easy, the gate fold cover goes hand in hand with music, odd and dark.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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