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COLLEGIUM MUSICUM LIVE

Collegium Musicum

 

Symphonic Prog

3.61 | 47 ratings

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sgtpepper
3 stars First new material after the ingenious "Konvergencie", this is a live album at the same time. Left without a guitar player, Collegium Musicum soldiered for some time as a trio. Varga logically outshined his two members on this album as his keyboards are almost everywhere. I think it's partly inspired by classical music as the name and some sections suggest. "Si nemozna (You are impossible)" with two parts has a fantastic opening with deeply progressive and frenetic interplay among a chord motive. The bass is less memorable. Varga again resorts to more experimental playing on Hammond with non-melodic runs. "Monument" has an overly long drum solo and is otherwise dominated by powerful Hammond.

Even though there are a couple of strong moments, the live is not always easy to digest and it takes longer time to understand why Varge played it the way he did.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |

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