Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Album of the Day

Beyond Reality, by Cast (1996):Last year, I wrote that I finally figured out that Swedish symph proggers The Flower Kings were like comfort food for the prog soul – not particularly innovative or challenging, but very good at what they do, which is channel the 70s greats. Along those line, but perhaps as a nice spicy burrito is to a plate of Swedish meatballs, Mexico’s Cast fits the same bill. Though more rooted to the mid-period Genesis sound than the Kings, they channel it equally well. Enjoyable going down, but ultimately not something that leaves a huge lasting impression. Sometimes, that’s just what you want.

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