Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Magenta - The Twenty Seven Club

Possible contender for album of the year. Magenta have produced brilliant symphonic prog for many years, but this latest offering is at present to these ears their best yet. After Rob Reeds excellent project Kompendium from last year, he seems to be on a bit of a roll. This latest album is as strong as anything they have done in the past. The band is basically down to a trio of Rob Reed, Christina Booth and Chris Fry. You can say their music is very derivative of Yes, even down to Chris Fry's Steve Howe guitar style. But when the material is as strong as this and played with so much aplomb, then that doesn't matter. It is a beautiful album and the hi res version on the DVD sounds sumptuous.


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