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Blezqi Zatsaz


Symphonic Prog

3.27 | 27 ratings

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3 stars Sometimes mistaken as a normal group,BLEZQI ZATSAZ were actually a solo-project of keyboardist Fabio Ribeiro,before entering the prog metal scene with ''Angra'' and ''Shaman''.Ribeiro attended both guitar and keyboard/piano lessons as a young man and participated in a couple of bands during the 80's before creating his personal work.This would come in 1991 with the beautiful title ''Rise and fall of passionate sanity''.

The album can be described as a personal bet of Ribeiro around his classical studies,as it presents a grandiose,full-blown symphonic work,filled with a number of different keyboards and electronics.The sound is not that far from what TEMPUS FUGIT presented as little later with hints of JEAN MICHELLE JARRE.Here melodic guitar solos are blended with classical-based synths and deep electronics to create excellent instrumental soundscapes.Digital synthesizers with bombastic passages are folowed by the nice use of the Minimoog and the numerous classical piano parts,full of delicacy and beauty.However,the album will propably be characterized as a tiring one for anyone not deep into the massive use of keyboards and electronics,but instrumentally speaking it alternates constatnly between more intense and smooth moments.Keyboard freaks will love this one to death,for all the others you should check some samples first before purchasing.Nevertheless,a recommended release of pure symphonicism.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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