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Maxwell's Demon: Prometheus

Anyone clamoring for the reformation of Anglagard, or perhaps a close facsimile? Well, this new group Maxwell's Demon, hailing from Arizona, is perhaps as close as you are going to get these days. While having nothing to do with the once mighty Swedish band, these musicians have put together a marvelous tribute of sorts. Prometheus is one long instrumental track, clocking in at just over 38 minutes long, and features Craig Beebe on a multitude of keyboards, Dow Draper on drums, and John Galbraith on guitars, bass, and flute. This is fascinating music, chock full of weaving lines, cascades of Mellotron, angular guitar, gentle flute, raging Hammond, and spacey Moog. As with most of Anglagard's music, Maxwell's Demon creates constant tension, going from mellow, atmospheric passages of beauty, to fierce, violent bursts of electronic fury. Hints of classic bands such as King Crimson and Jethro Tull also abound here, but the band is able to create a unique and constant flow that definitely borrows from their influences but is not a clone by any means. Considering that no one else is really doing this king of prog these days, except for maybe Sinkadus, I am certain that Maxwell's Demon will pick up many fans with this exceptional CD.

Added: October 15th 2001
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
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Language: english

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