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Little Tragedies


Symphonic Prog

3.58 | 22 ratings

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4 stars Originally recorded as the first solo album by Gennady Ilyin, The Sun Of Spirit was issued as the second album by his band project Little Tragedies instead, almost 2 years after it was made.

We're dealing with an album taking on many many different flavours of symphonic progressive rock excursions here. The opening three numbers are compositions that appears to be best suited to a classical symphonic orchestra, although the keyboards do manage to convey these moods pretty well. These are followed by a track adding techno-inspired rhythms to the proceedings and then the vintage sounding excursion "Thoughts", that should sound familiar to fans of ELP.

Next up are a couple of baroque-inspired explorations; while the title track have stronger leanings to the so-called Neo-prog sound ovcerall - a gentle atmospheric venture.

A well made and well performed album within the symphonic genre; not highly original but satisfying all around - as long as the vocals of Ilyin isn't bothersome. His vocal performance is somewhere in between spoken voice and song; which isn't to everybody's taste. The same goes for the Russian language probably. If those facets of this album isn't deemed bothersome then this is an album worth checking out further.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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