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4 stars This album by Larry Fast's SYNERGY was released at time when people were so curious about further development and exploration of electronic music, based on keyboard. Bob Moog was the on ewho invented the instrument - but that's not the point, people were really waiting for what the instrument could contribute to the sound of rock music. Keith Emerson was one but was there anyone took different approach in electronic music making? No one could answer that question at the time. SYNERGY came out with a mind-boggling album title "Electronic Realizations For Rock Orchestra". WOW! It really astonished those who love rock music. How would it sound like, an orchestra but being played by electronic equipment? Could not believe it at the time.

Having those clouds at the time, I did not think twice to purchase the cassette version of this album. At the time I purchased it, I was already familiar with Keith Emerson works, Rick Wakeman , so I had something to compare to. Oh yeah, the music of this SYNERGY album blew me away at first listen. BOOM! I did like it and enjoyed it very much. I was so proud having this album in my collection while my rock mates did not have it. Not only scarcity that mattered, actually. But, the fact the music was quite unique was really making me proud of it. There was a lot of pulsating keyboard work in multi-layered style and sometime in its complex form. The music is so dynamic and it blends avant-garde exploration of electronic devices plus segments that reminds me to the work of Rick Wakeman.

The beauty of this album is that whenever you finish it, you want to keep repeating over time. It's quite enjoyable - especially for those of you who love keyboard explorations. You may want to explore also with SYMPHONIC SLAM. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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