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Astronomy Made Easy
Boud Deun
Astronomy Made Easy
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Boud Deun
Title: Astronomy Made Easy
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cuneiform
Release Date: 1/21/1997
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews, Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 045775009124

CD Reviews

This is a classic of instrumental rock/fusion
M. Parker | Philadelphia, USA | 09/16/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Boud Deun's first record on Cuneiform is somewhat of a suprise, considering that it draws heavily from the innovations and spirit of music made 20+ years ago, especially Mahavishnu Orchestra and King Crimson, that rarely is matched in quality and originality, and it actually does offer a really fresh twist on these inspirations that, for all practical purposes, also comes close enough to matching their level of excellence. This is really exciting, intense, constantly shifting, instrumental music drenched with rich and wonderful melodies and harmonies and performed on guitar, violin, bass and drums. After dozens of listens to this over the past 1.5 years or so, i'm convinced this is one the top 20 instrumental progressive rock records. The music is VERY high-energy and sometimes frenetic, perhaps even draining, but this is a rare delight considering that this intensity is combined with very sophisticated arrangements and very inventive themes. The bass player goes well beyond the normal background role of rock bass playing to add very interesting melodic and textural elements. The guitarist is simply AMAZING--his tone is varied and unique, although one is often reminded of Robert Fripp, and he constantly changes approaches during the pieces to make them riveting and sometimes unpredictable. I would recommend this disc to guitarists just to hear his incredible ideas and playing. This guy goes way beyond just playing solos or rhythmic accompanient, although his playing is NOT "avant-garde", in the sense of Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, etc.. Sometimes the group show a Southern US folk influence in the melodies, not suprising since they are from Virginia, that one might also associate with the Dixie Dregs. This disc is full of extremely original and well-crafted music, and is essential for fans of complex instrumental rock music."
Superb avant-progressive record
Maria H. R. Souza | Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Brazil | 11/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the best american bands of 90's, Boud Deun plays a very fiery and complex, but also amusing, fusion of high-octanage Mahavishnu's improvisations with the jagged rhythms and patterns of R.I.O avant-garde sound. Persinger is an astounding guitar player, Hiser's frantic violin rules and the rhythm section of Eiland and Cancelose simply SMOKES! Highly recommended overall."
Great Progressive-fusion but original and quirky!
Maria H. R. Souza | 11/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was very suprised to find a progressive-fusion CD this good being made by an American group. Intelligent, original and songs that range from the sublime "Sleeping" to the challenging "Jupiter". Highly recommended to fans of King Crimson and Mahavishnu Orchestra."