Автор: Argentum | 1 декабря 2010 | Просмотров: 2336Lossless
Artist: Agents of Mercy Album: Dramarama Genre: Progressive Rock Origin: Sweden Quality info: FLAC (image + .cue) + covers Size: 498 mb
1. The Duke of Sadness (09:17) 2. Last Few Grains of Hope (06:48) 3. Peace United (05:44) 4. Journey (07:39) 5. Gratitude (06:27) 6. Meet Johnnie Walker (05:28) 7. Cinnamon Tree (03:15) 8. The Ballad of Mary Chilton (04:28) 9. Roger the Tailor (04:35) 10. Conspiracy (04:05) 11. We Have Been Freed (08:37) 12. Time (05:00)
Сайд-проект The Flower Kings, поэтому тут все предсказуемо - присутствуют как совершенно потрясающие моменты, так и доля фирменной "цветочной" скуки. Так что если кому-то мало "Королей" (а также Karmakanic, Transatlantic, The Tangent и еще кучи проектов) - можно смело слушать этот альбом.
'Roine Stolt. Do I really need to say anything more in regards to his body of work? Without a doubt, one of the most respected musicians in the progressive genre with his band The Flower Kings. He has established himself in the upper echelon of today’s prog musicians. I won’t get into his other projects like Transatlantic, Kaipa and The Tangent because that would make this (my first) review MUCH too long. Suffice it to say, the respect fellow musicians and the fans have for Roine is truly abundant.
As amazing as the first incarnation of Agents were, it seems Roine has assembled a truly stellar band for the follow up. The constants are (of course) Roine, fellow Flower King Jonas Reingold on bass, and vocalist Nad Sylvan. Now in the fold, however, is drummer Walle Walgren, and Karmakanic keyboardist Lalle Larsson. With the first album under their belts, I found Dramarama to be a bit more focused and streamlined. “Cohesive” comes to mind when comparing the two.
I think with Agents being more of a “band” now, it’s reflected in the music therein. The album kicks off with a blistering song entitled “The Duke Of Sadness”, which should appease Flower King fans alike. Throughout the album is the usual sturdiness of a Stolt project. Omitted are the 20-30 minute epics like “Stardust We Are”. What we have are shorter, more controlled songs. The fat has been trimmed, and the songs are lean and VERY mean. As much as I like the Kings, I thought there was too much gimmickry in postproduction. Anything from horse noises to a sample of the old lady yelling, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up” seemed to be added as if an afterthought. This I found very annoying. Seems the producer side of Stolt has left all of that behind…thank goodness.
This album isn’t breaking new ground. It’s just solid from beginning to end and a natural progression (pardon the pun) from the last album. I’m not really certain what comes next for Agents, but they have been responsible for some of the better progressive music of 2009 and, now, 2010.'