New Eden Orchestra - Vikings

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New Eden Orchestra - Vikings

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Artist
New Eden Orchestra
Label
Released
2012
Origin
Format
CD
Total time
58:21

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Progmusic with a dash of folk here and there.
(Updated: October 20, 2014)
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3.5
Music 
 
3.5
Cover 
 
3.0

Reviewer

Written
November 11, 2012
Review
Since the debut "Anyman" from 2004, New Eden Orchestra have been silent, the sad truth is that main figure, composer, musician Mike Lunn, passed away in 2009 at the age of only 51. Band members have since spent their time and talent fulfilling Lunn´s goal of finishing his last compositions. This now is ready for our listening pleasure in the form of "Vikings". The epic tale, the album title, consists of 9 semi tracks/sequences lasting 28 minutes in total, plus 5 separate tracks. The inspiration sources mentioned here (newsletter) Yes, Genesis, ELP, Pink Floyd to name a few I really cant detect, however I can hear resemblance to the later works of Dutch proggers Kayak (Merlin period) with the grand almost operatic/theatric pieces, male and female vocal dialogue and very majestic music at times. Said epic with 9 sequences are fine, but I really enjoyed the following 5 tracks more and especially " Super Monkey"/ "Katherine Ives" & "Mike´s Final Peace" . It is quite obvious that these friends have great respect and love for the music and its composer. They play with excellence, heart and sincere delivery. A fine legacy to Mike Lunn. Progmusic with a dash of folk here and there.
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