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Er. J. Orchestra


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3 stars crossover Orchestra for unicorns ...

Chamber and symphonic - Folk - Jazz - Fusion - a strong melancholic ethníc flavour - this release is a melting point of genres and styles. First of all Adular's wandering is to mention. This song is a very good example for that and five stars worth. So it is my favourite - various and so much feeling! Excellent piano, harmonika and vibraphon playing - wow!

It's not a wrong promise - without a doubt an orchestra with a huge amount of different instruments as you can also see in the line-up. Don't expect rock songs - this is relaxed Easy Listening Music in the majority. The Unicorn is following - a collection of five separated songs. Magic Woods is also very relaxed with horns and sparkling piano, the next is Madrigal as a short melancholic jazzy interlude and after this the orchestra gives strength and power a little bit with The battle-hunt - remembers me at Tarkus from ELP. No problem for them to combine this also with indian roots singing.

Afterwards the unicorn gets a little bit lame with The coming-home pastoral and Dance with the unicorn. IMO this songs are lacking of new and fresh ideas as could have heard before. But then Eljazo follows - so crazy, very mysterious with a lot of suspense and surprises. The song ends with greetings to Pat Metheney - great! Where do the angels go? - they go to bed. The best way to sleep with calm and in harmony is to listen to the last song - so long!

'The Unicorn' is not rock music but nevertheless progressive - recommended to aficionados of Easy Listening Music with transitions to chamber and fusion.

Rivertree | 3/5 |


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