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Crossover Prog

3.00 | 9 ratings

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3 stars Kimura's debut is a rather interesting, and not unpleasant album. The band plays a blend of prog folk, a bit of symphonic, over a base that's is something more than standard pop-type arrangements, but has some similarity.

Vocally, Caroline Varlet has a lot of potential. Her voice is sweet and clear, but often holds back a little too much, and when doing that she starts sounding slightly nasal. When she pushes her voice even a little bit, she sounds exquisite.

The keyboards are a strong point as well. The symphonic references mostly come from the synths, which never overpower the music, but add an elegance throughout.

Guitars are nicely done, too. There are some Celtic-style passages that beautify the soundscapes, an some stunning solos (I'll admin I don't know which of the two guitarists plays which).

In all, I'd rate this a strong three stars.

Evolver | 3/5 |


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