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Baku — Sequences of My Bequest
(Music Is Intelligence WMMS 034, 1991/1994, CD)

by Rob Walker, Published 1995-03-01

Sequences of My Bequest Cover art Sequences of My Bequest is a concept album that seems to be about a father and son and life's choices of right/wrong, good/evil, etc. While this may be a worthwhile concept, the neo-prog drudgery of this music makes it extremely difficult to get into. The song structures are quite basic, and there is little if any variety in the musical styles, tempos, or meters. All of the songs have vocals, shared by four of the group's five members, accompanied by simple synth chords and rhythm guitar over a boring and lifeless rhythm section. To its credit, perhaps, there is no musical complexity or displays of technical virtuosity to distract the listener from the lyrics, so as a vehicle for conveying the concept I suppose the music on this album does just fine. But it's not progressive.

Filed under: Reissues, Issue 6, 1994 releases, 1991 recordings

Related artist(s): Baku

 

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