ACID DRAGON (France) no. 21 (June 1998), p. 24

Ed Macan’s Hermetic Science

Magnetic Oblivion Records

Ed Macan is the author of the prestigious book about prog, Rocking the Classics (see our review in the book section). This musical work is curiously far from the class prog landscapes, rather closer to the Canterbury school. Expect no Yes or Genesis influences here. The cover can mislead you too since it’s very Celtic. And the two reprises, too (one of Curved Air, one of ELP). In fact, this is more on the Gong side with stress on vibes, marimba, percussion in general. Nice for atmosphere on a winter night by the fireside.

Roland Roque