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Marty McFly
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5 stars As I understand this definition, symphonic should mean symphony, something melodic, nice, pure beauty. And that's exactly what Gargula is. Despite ugly name, this is calm, almost "Tarka" like music. Of course, that's not all that can be found here. In fact, this music is changing its style almost every song, drawing inspiration from various sources, I'm almost afraid to think about from where, because it would be big list.

There's really not much to be said (as previous reviews shows, there is no 500 word review and I probably do know why), except my words and words said by others. First track reminds me Warcraft 2 music combined with "The Enid", they sometimes uses MIDI music, which feels almost like using electronic drummer, but not so bad.

5(-), but I have quite weird feeling about this. I like it, but it makes me wonder. It's not instant stunner, melodies aren't prominently catchy (even I like the melody), but there's something odd here.

EDIT: Still making good times to me while I'm listening it. Combination of old-classical-instruments with synths is of undisputed quality. Quaterna Requiem is close relative, but Gargula is little bit better. Music slowly flows forward and you are taken by beautiful dreamy landscapes (or skyscrapers, one of them), or even PlaneScapes (try to fit this music on this perfect game and you, or even I am stunned by it, how nicely it works together) presented here. It surely takes time to find this record, because it's quite rare you know. For me, it's not "JUST ANOTHER" symphonic band, for me, it's unique band with unique sound that, even sometimes similar to other artists (mentioned Camel and Quaterna), manages to be "himself". And by "he" I mean The Sound.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |


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