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Adrianne Simioni - The Intelligible Sky CD (album) cover


Adrianne Simioni


Crossover Prog

3.50 | 2 ratings

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Second Life Syndrome
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4 stars When I recently was contacted by the Astronomusic project, I knew I was in for some rather interesting music. Both Zozimo Rech and Adrianne Simioni have a love for astronomy and progressive music, and this love definitely comes through in their music. These instrumental compositions are tight, thematically on point, and surprisingly technical at points. The focus is always on the spacey, glorious imagery of the heavens.

Adrianne's music is similar in some ways to that of Zozimo, but there are some interesting differences. First of all, Adrianne plays the violin. It has a very haunting, whimsical quality to it that fits the music so well, and is a joy to hear. Indeed, it almost feels folksy at times. Secondly, I feel that this album contains more of Zozimo's and Adrianne's guitar skills. Stunning guitar lines and blistering solos show up quite often. They have a very classic rock feel to them, too.

Another difference could be the rockier quality of some of the songs. Instead of constantly being ethereal and wandering, "The Intelligible Sky" features that plus some very structured compositions, such as the awesome 5-star track, "Gods in the Sky". The combination of killer, spacey guitars and keys with a rocky tempo is simply fantastic. This album certainly makes the most of the contrast between hard guitar sounds, beauteous violin, and alien synth. They mix so well, and sometimes they even give me shivers down my spine.

This album gives less of a feeling of wandering the universe and more of a feeling of watching the history of the skies. Yes, it seems it's more about the God that created the stars, the people that have observed the heavens, and the intelligent beings that may be watching us. Yes, the sky is knowable, and that is what this album presents. It does so with gusto, amazing synth passages, and with a respect and loveliness that is missing in much music. Adrianne loves the heavens, and it is obvious in her work.

Second Life Syndrome | 4/5 |


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