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DAS LICHT DER MENSCHEN

Roz Vitalis

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.90 | 12 ratings

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XPEHOPE3KA
4 stars 'Das Licht der Menschen' sounds quite different from the previous ROZ VITALIS output. The instrumentation is almost the same keyboards and programmed drums, but now there are percussions (bells or something) and they play important role. Other differences include more playful quirky sound reminiscent of Gentle Giant, it's more detailed, no soundscaping dominance detected. Also there are more harpsichord and 'flute' sounds and all in all - more meat to the music.

What's even more interesting is that pacewise it's quite a slow album. Each composition has something like one 'usual' dark fast-paced passage, yet the slower parts are dynamic to maintain my focus, all due to bells and more diverse (organ, harpsichord, flute, etc.) short keyboards parts interleaved with each other. The definite highlight is 'Colore pieno di luce' with a colder mid-paced avant-ish start and gorgeous exciting slow-paced organ 8+ minutes part (starts halfway through) with an epic moving coda. Symphonic masterpiece!

Yet I can't call the whole album a masterpiece as there still are some flow-breaking moments when nothing really happens apart from vocals and quiet bells or soundscapes.

XPEHOPE3KA | 4/5 |

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