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CHINESE SONGS - PART II

Little Tragedies

 

Symphonic Prog

3.38 | 28 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars Although Chinese Songs Part 1 is a beautiful album, I had the idea that they had lost some of their dynamics, something I enjoyed on their albums Return and New Faust.

Listening to Chinese Songs Part 2, I quickly got the impression that the music delivers more dynamics than on Part 1 and that there is a good balance between bombastic and mellow parts. And there is not very much work on the clarinet, I am not really a fan of woodwind - and brass instruments like saxophone, trumpet and clarinet, uuugh! The first composition Letter To My Wife showcases Little Tragedy their musical trademark: a bit melancholical Russian vocals, fiery guitar, a propulsive rhythm-section and spectacular solos on the synthesizer, a very good start of this album! In the other five compositions the atmospheres range from dreamy with acoustic guitar, warm Grand piano and sensitive guitar runs (like in the strong My Heart is Sad, Thoughts in Dismay. ) to heavy bombastic with sensational keyboards, propulsive guitar riffs and a thunderous rhythm-section (like in my highlight My Century's Events are Worthless. featuring a spectacular duel between organ and syntehsizer).

I have the idea that Little Tragedies is making more elaborate and more balanced compositions, it's a better and more captivating effort than the for me a bit too laidback Chinese Song Part 1. Little Tragedies is back on the track! My rating: 3,5 stars.

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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