I would give this one star because Choral - Ekseption - 00.04 (Vinyl so unattractive to my ears and, I imagine, the ears of many symphonic prog fans who would rather hear Eela Craig, The Enid or indeed, ELP, do this sort of thing. But I'll give it another star for the band's inarguable talent, and because Van Der Linden does produce a few squiggly synth sounds that can't help but make even the most discerning prog fan smile.
More fool me. Not that Album) here is bad. A pity, since it is obvious that the musicians involved are all excellent ones. Even the use of instruments like trumpet and flugelhorn, not very commonly associated to a prog band, could lift it up.
For progheads I found very few worthy moments. To me, 5 is for collectors and fans only. This musical piece also has been transcribed to be played in piano only by other Classical Music artists like pianist Wilhelm Kempff. Van der Linden also adds very good keyboard arrangements in all the parts of the musical piece. Great playing from the band in this musical piece, in my opinion. The next track is 'Vivace', which is an arrangement from J.
A fast musical piece also played very well by the band. A fast musical piece played with organ and wind instruments arrangements plus some Pop and Jazz arrangements, of course. It is maybe the most Progressive musical piece in this album, with a length of more than 10 minutes, with a main melody played using a synthesiser, and also some Jazz-Rock arrangements.
It also has some choral arrangements. Time has gone since I reviewed "Trinity" and now it's time for Ekseption's fifht release with the name and number "5". The record was recordedthree years after the debut record. I purchased it for a cheap amount on a second hand store and got a lot of nice minutes for this morning's work Symphonic prog without rock from Holland. An album where some cries masterpiece!! But where these t This is one of my preferred albums and I consider it really a masterpiece of progressive music.
It has a special place in my collection of LPs. I still like to listen Ekseption 5 music after more than 30 years, and it is one of the few LPs I like to listen from the beginning to the end. Artwork: Jan H. This was yet another convincing mix of Classical Rock with Jazz for Ekseption, side A features some of the sweetest melodies ever produced by the band, always highlighted by a deep Classical background and flavored with spicy, jazzy instrumentals, based on saxes, trumpet and horns.
Van der Linden makes another memorable performance, especially lovely are his harsichord parts, but there is some incredible work on Hammond organ and piano to be found as well. You can't expect something else than Classical-drenched music, often having a cinematic feeling, where Van der Linden is often lost in the storm of the backing orchestral instrumrnts.
Closer to contemporary LP Music than Prog Rock to say the truth, but this is another example of Van der Linden's top Classical education LP composing ability. There is maybe too much Lounge Jazz in here to place this among the peaks of Ekseption's discography. A bit uneven on the way with straight Classical and Jazz parts, but also containing some monumental symphonic movements.
Recommended overall. The Ekseption build a where more than album the tecnique is the feeling to be in first line, Choral - Ekseption - 00.04 (Vinyl. This album is aged well and, to my warning, remains a mi One of the things many reviewers miss about this album is that is was specifically planned.
At the time of its conception, Phillips Corporation a Dutch company was promoting their new recording system track tape, Choral - Ekseption - 00.04 (Vinyl I recall properlyand they recruited Rik van der Linden and Eksepti
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