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Rainbow Theatre


Symphonic Prog

3.72 | 83 ratings

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5 stars WOW!

The other review started so appropriately that I can nothing but concur! From the very beginning through the whole 35 minuts is awsome music. A genius masterpiece of progressive or whatever music. Sean gave a great review and I will not write so many words. I'll just tell you the elements I found in this music. Not to say that this is a copy of many things because this really is not. But I to try to show you how diverse this music is whithout sounding incoherent.

First the mellotron beginning takes you back to the golden days of The Court of the Crimson King. And the mellotron is used alot. Then the bass playing would make Jaco Pastorius think of a carrier change. The use of the brass resambles Atom Heart Mother in its grandeur. But the jazzy side goes all the way to Archie Shepp, Carla Bley and even Hannibal Marvin Peterson. The trombonist might be Albert Mangelsdorf. The singing is done with such dignity that reminds me of gregorian chant, only done solo. I hear Ennio Morricone and spanish influences as well and Colosseum's Valentyne Suite. This is probably the best fusion symphony I have ever heard.

Only five stars is appropriate if you try to be objective and analyse the qualities of the music. And if you happend to like this kind of music you are in front of a real joyride!

pirkka | 5/5 |


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