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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Ritual Echo
  • ASIN: B00ACCQSMU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott Tisdel on 27 Mar. 2013
Format: Audio CD
This is not going to be an easy review to write. I've been a fan of Rob Reed, songwriter/producer of Kompendium's "Beneath the Waves", since I first heard "Metamorphosis", by Reed's Prog band Magenta. This is a truly great album, and I have since managed to track down nearly all of Magenta's albums, live and studio (not an easy task in the USA, where I live). I discovered a remarkably high-quality and consistent body of work, ranging all the way from Yes-Topographic-style epics ("Revolutions"), to outrageously catchy pop songs ("The Singles"), to angst-ridden, Evanescence-style metal ("Chameleon").

There seems to be no limits to Reed's songwriting prowess, so naturally I was quite excited by "Beneath the Waves", a sprawling, hugely ambitious epic with two choirs, a 30 piece string orchestra, and more prog royalty than you could shake a stick at. (It's a tribute to Reed's standing in the Prog community that so many great musicians consented to be a part of it.) Yet, as occasionally happens with such projects, the whole is less, not more than the sum of its parts.

To be sure, there are many beautiful moments, and it is impeccably produced, as I have come to expect from Rob Reed. But the basic story from lyricist Steve Reed, about a grief-stricken man full of guilt after his wife's suicide, inspired a large amount of slow and mid-tempo ballads, without a whole lot of variation. Those expecting a rock record are going to be disappointed - The tone is quite lyrical, subdued, and melancholy, with a lot of Scottish/Irish folk influence (Uilleann Piper Troy Donockley from Mostly Autumn supplying most of the folksy-ness). And, very unusually for R. Reed, there are a couple of weak songs on "Beneath the Waves".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Torodd Fuglesteg on 31 Dec. 2012
Format: Audio CD
This year has been a pretty patchy year, quality wise, until the final two months of the year which has seen the release of two masterpieces. The first one was the Shadow Circus album. The second one is this album.

Kompendium is Rob Reed from Magenta's solo project. He is being helped by Steve Hackett (Genesis) and many others. It is a project drenched in celtic folk music and symphonic prog. It is a crossover between the above mentioned Hackett's solo stuff, celtic prog (for example Iona) and English female fronted prog (for example Mostly Autumn). If you love Steve Hackett, Iona and Mostly Autumn; you cannot live without this album.

Kompendium has also delivered the best song of the year too. The title track, to be precise. A brilliant female lead celtic prog song with a very strong melody. A classic song which surely will be included in many best off prog compilation albums in the years to come.
A video has also been released and it is on Youtube. It will do wonders for the Scottish and Irish tourist industry too. It is cheesy, real and very effective. The same can be said about this album too. Cheesy which plays on everyone's heart strings. Not only if you are into the above mentioned bands. This album has a pretty massive crossover appeal which should translate into a very substantial album sales. Only die hard Sex Pistols fans would not like this album.

I have mentioned the title track. There are some other great songs too. The two opening songs for example.
Unfortunate, the album falls into a bit of a lull halfway through with a symphonic orchestra bit which I have yet to find agreeable. Rob Reed sometimes bites over more than he can chew. But the album recovers again and final twenty minutes are superb too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By clive, kent on 19 May 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
this is one of the finest albums i have heard in years. rob reed of magenta has assembled some of the most talented singers and musicians for this project. this is a concept album with a wonderful array of sounds, from rock to folk, with a little classical as well.
there are some of the best guitarists you will ever hear on this album and other great musicians such as troy donockley & rob reed as well. on top of all this some really amazing vocals by many singers including the unbelievable steve balsamo.
if you like folk / celtic rock music you really must buy this, i assure you that you really wont believe your ears when you first listen to this absolute masterpiece.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By avalon111 on 7 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD
Remeber vinyl? Those flat bits of round plastic that would warp in the sun and had to be dusted-off?

Perhaps you are too young to remember that old technology. CD's are so much more reliable.

The snag though with CD's is that their convenient size precludes any need for extensive packaging - thus little artwork, sleeve text that requires a microscope to read, and invariably just a photograph of the artist/band on the cover. With minimum packaging necessary, the music is reduced too - after all why bother with an extensive arrangement when the end product will be downloaded (probably illegally) and played in compressed form through an MP3 player using tinny earphones?

So over the decades since CD's made an appearance (say 1992) both the quality of music and the accompanying packaging have reduced, and that's even before the decaying influence of 'X-Factor' is taken into account.

Hence the music of the past tends to sound better - more fulsome (less compressed if compressed at all). With a huge gatefold cardboard sleeve to enclose vinyl in, record labels and artists could afford to go overboard with the packaging - providing for products that were a genuine work-of-art. The musicians/composers in turn responded with music which would do justice to the packaging that was then possible, and in the past it would have probably been a joy as a singer-composer-musician to have held a new vinyl gatefold sleeve and see the result of all your hard work rendered into something so tangible.

Jeff Waynes 'War of the Worlds' is an excellent example of what could be achieved with the 'complete package' - music and artwork combined. Throughout the 1970s, 80's and even early 1990s such releases abounded.
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