Sven B. Schreiber (sbs)
Yesterday I've bought Andrew Roussak's album "No Trespassing". As I found myself listening to it all day long, over and over again, the desire to get more of this great stuff grew considerably, culminating in the purchase of the brand-new "Storm Warning". It's once again quite obvious who are Andrew Roussak's keyboard heroes - Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman shine through several tracks. The album comprises two stunning rock ballads with vocals, and especially Nadia Ayche does a sublime performance, slightly reminiscent of Annie Haslam. This album's classical adaptation is a song by late Renaissance composer John Dowland - an unusual choice, but a great one. As usual on prog albums, the longest track ("Malta Sketches") is the weakest, suffering of the infamous PRSS (Pointless Riff Stuffing Syndrome), but at least it gets progressively better towards the end.
Favorite track: Chasing Shadows.