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Samla Mammas Manna



4.12 | 98 ratings

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4 stars I don't really know much about "Snorungarnas Symfoni", but someone once said to me that the music was not composed by the band, but that it was a reworking of a work by someone else, and since i haven't heard the "original", i can't say whether this is a good version or if it is a poor effort, and i can't give the band any extra points for originality either. However, i know the music well enough to be able to give it the 4 stars that i think it deserves. Fully instrumental, not as goofy as "Klossa Knapitatet" or "Måltid", happy mood and great playing. Some parts are pure musical bliss, and even if 33 minutes is almost as short as they come, i feel that much more might have been a little too much. There is not much dead time on Snorungarnas Symfoni, the little space is used well, instrumentation is interesting and varied, and the fourth piece is among the best that symphonic rock has to offer, with a really long and sweet outro, ending the album on the same happy note that has been played throughout the whole thing.

Not the avant-garde masterpiece that Måltid was, but a very enjoyable piece of music nonetheless, and one which fits perfectly for some casual listening on a sunny day when you want to put the world's troubles aside for half an hour.

Evans | 4/5 |


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