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Bi Kyo Ran


Heavy Prog

3.37 | 41 ratings

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4 stars The start of "Bi kyo ran" goes back to 1974 for them. It is said that he absorbs various music at infancy time and the method of the performance in the guitar was established according to the remark of guitar player's Kunio Suma. The method of very various music was flooded in the situation of Prog Rock of Japan at the time of the 70's. The performance to take the methodology of King Crimson from a stage as early as this Bi kyo ran to the band in the flow might not have existed so much in the situation of Prog Rock of Japan. The fact that King Crimson exists in one of the directionality of the method of his performance and the band in the remark of Kunio Suma might be correct. However, circumstances of the unique culture of Japan and music. Or, when exchanging it with various musicians, their methodologies were established.

It discovers in no stay in Heavy Prog and taking also of the method of some music and the listener might be able to discover it if it listens to their performances of course. It might be certain to have equipped various knowledge and technologies that do not stay in Heavy Prog as a concept of the band to which they formed Bi kyo ran as a band of the copy of King Crimson by the idea besides the activity of active "Madoromi" in the band.

They announced 1st album in 1982. The sounds of them listened with this 1st album were music that made the idea of the music that they had digested till then based on a heavy sound in which the methodology of King Crimson was exactly taken an embodiment. It might have succeeded if their debuts were caught as a few greetings. The composition and the method of their thought music had already been digested in their activities and might have ripened as a meaning of the band.

This 2nd album was produced after one year the announcement of 1st album and announced. Their styles are established further and will improve greatly in about one year in the technology of the performance and the composition of the tune. Making and the idea of the sound will give the listener the impression of advancement and the refinement while establishing the methodology of the band. Band leader..remark..a variety ideas might merge well in their music characters and be reflected in this album as an original style. The road that they passed is never thought to take various ideas into the method of their performances well exactly continuously of mimicry.

"Silent Running" ..tune.. has finished with age at that time and their performances when unifying it the very refinement. The soundscape is refined and I hear the advancement of the idea and the composition from 1st album further. A song and a complex rhythm will extend further and have one space part. Development that is reminiscent of the idea of initial King Crimson from ..Heavy.. Riff might be splendid. And, the method by the contribution of the keyboard and the performance of the band might succeed.

"Prediction" never becomes interrupted from the first and is connected. It starts from the part of the ballade and it progresses by a beautiful melody. The tune gradually becomes intense, makes one extension and the part of sedition cohabit, and progresses. The impression to which the part of the idea that multiplies from the first stage of King Crimson to middle term and is done has been taken is given. However, the idea might succeed if it thinks consistently as directionality of the band. The performance has evolved compared with 1st album.

"Suite Ran" might be a tune to establish directionality as the band. The march of a heavy sound might be a part kneaded well when Bi kyo ran is performed. The part of a complex rhythm and sedition advances further by the contribution of the keyboard and the trumpet. The classics and avant-garde parts are one challenges to their music. The tune reaches the peak and rushes into the top. The flood of the sound will be calculated and the existence of this album be told with various ideas.

After having announced this album, they required years for about 12 years by the time it began the following work. The music at which they aimed with 1st album and this album and the idea are exactly offered to the listener with the evolution of the band. These albums of men who announced at the peculiar time called for Prog Rock and other music the 80's are important as the performance done as [**] never cracks to the fashion by an original methodology and important parts when talking about circumstances of the music of Japan. mightIt is likely to succeed though it considers from the idea of Heavy Prog as their albums.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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