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Pär Lindh and Björn Johansson


Symphonic Prog

3.55 | 58 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars Long time, no see my dear friend Bilbo Baggins. But now I've came to take what's mine. This will be bloody revenge you dirty little dwarf. Oh, that's not this story, oops. So, talking about Tolkien's first book in quadrology, blending our dreams how it should look like (because The Hobbit movie is still only "upcoming" dream) in our mind, our feelings about this whole magical story and music, which is (I suppose) also important part here. OK, it is important, no arguing here. This is different, this is very different, in fact, it's quite unlike anything I've ever encountered. Blending soft (but strong) pieces together with classical melody (many, much of them antique, old-times-sounding or ancient-like, instruments)

It's all just dream, of course it's not real, but it sounds like that, I can almost touch things they've encountered, I feel it as it was real, not just imagined in my mind. Hell, this record does very well, bringing in this atmosphere. In other cases, certain parts of it would sound silly, unbelievable, just charade for foolish listener, but not, this is not this case. This is different in many ways. Soft, but strong, weak and tender, but yet thick, as so called brick.

And you know what, after all these facts and Bilbo music I've listened, I'm quite eager to give

5(-), because this one deserves it. After all, I'm not against heroic tales, not at all. And certainly not against one of mothers of them all. Go on Bilbo, you can make it, have your little adventure. True represent of symphonic music.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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