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Ars Nova (JAP) - The Book Of The Dead [Aka: Reu Nu Pert Em Hru] CD (album) cover

THE BOOK OF THE DEAD [AKA: REU NU PERT EM HRU]

Ars Nova (JAP)

 

Symphonic Prog

3.46 | 55 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars Over the top in Japan

I have never hidden the fact that I am a great ELP fan. Mostly because they combine melody with experimentation and classic music....... but still quite organic music. So I am therefore the target group for ARS NOVA.

Wrong.

ARS NOVA fires off their guns with three keyboards players and a wall of plastic fantastic sound. They play fast and the music is complex. In the volleys of bombastic keyboards, they have forgotten what ELP always remembered: Organic melodies. Yes, ARS NOVA is impressive musicians and there are some good stuff here (thankfully, I do not have to give it one star). But most of this album is one large nothing. There is not much of a melody here and the ideas are pretty shallow. It is almost painful music in it's dullness. It is totally over the top music. It is a soundtrack for a violent Japanese film. It is not my cup of tea.

2 stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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