GLASBENA MLADINA (Slovenia) no. 9/99 (November 17, 1999), p. 28
Hermetic Science have released their new CD, entitled Prophesies. This record is different than their first album, on which
the sound of the vibes dominated.
Now there is a much bigger emphasis on the mighty sound of the
keyboards, played by group leader Ed Macan. But at the same time the vibes playing is even more
breathtaking than before. Admirers
of complex keyboard passages won’t be disappointed: Steinway grand piano, Hammond organ, ARP string ensemble and
Moog have very important roles in the very precisely structured music of
Hermetic Science. The main number
is the 42 minute long Prophesies
suite, which consists of six movements.
This is a very original progressive rock synthesis, related to the best
moments of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and jazz.