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NOVALIS

Novalis

 

Symphonic Prog

3.75 | 107 ratings

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febus
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Honorary Collaborator / In Memoriam
5 stars THE MASTERPIECE OF NOVALIS- A MASTERPIECE OF PROG!

WER SCHMETTERLINGE LACHEN HORT!!!

If someone would ask me why i do like prog music, this album would be the answer! I don't know of many albums i can say i prefer to this one.....Simple! maybe none. This recording is a magical trip to heaven; No less. The music is so beautiful, so magnificent, it's unbelievable that 5 guys in a studio came up with something like that; it should be an album with 300 reviews on PA, not twenty.

NOVALIS the album is the definition of what symphonic rock is and should sound like. Its' s dreamy, then it gest energized always with great taste. The sound is always lead by the organ of RAHN who is everywhere but the arrival of the 2 guitarists DETLEF JOB and CARLOS KARGES brings some punch into the music, but they are not here to take solos after solos. Like the organ, they just add textures to the music, creating new sound landscapes like 5 painters adding their own colors on their masterpiece.

There is an excellent balance between 3 instrumentals with some bombastic keyboards- but never being self indulgent.( Just listen once to the opening of ''IMPRESSIONEN'' and tell me if you have ever heard something as beautiful, yet powerful. An odyssey to a world i can't describe : 9mns of pure joy.) and 2 long vocals tracks where there is not one too many note played, just the right one with wonderful guitar parts from KARGES and the omnipresent dreamy sound of the organ and tasty sounds of synthetiser..

The words come from poems penned by the 18th century romantic german writer'NOVALIS'' (that was his nickname) and of course are the perfect match to the mood of the music.

Symphonic rock, prog rock at its very best; If you like ELOY, GROBSCHNITT, JANE,GENESIS, that's what you get, only better!Give a chance to this cd and you won't regret it!

One of my 6 stars album!!but i can only give.....

5 STARS

febus | 5/5 |

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