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Progression by Failure


Symphonic Prog

3.74 | 39 ratings

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4 stars A promising and intriguing effort by this French one-man band, at least for those with a granbd passion for music conveyed by various forms of tangents.

PBF is a one-man band, and as most others this does lead to some weaknesses. In this case the drums are rather horrible and the bass leaves quite a bit to be desired too. In other words: Those with a need for good instrumental performances throughout may not fancy this effort at all.

However, if synths, keyboards, piano and organ are instruments you find fascinating in themselves, and if you truly enjoy rich, well made symphonic textures with a great deal of variation in terms of dominating sounds, the number of layers utilized and logically evolving songs you're in luck as far as this production goes. In particular if you enjoy a piano motif running as a red thread throughout the composition - which is the fact for a number of these ventures.

There's nothing new or groundbreaking here though. It is a well made effort, where the strength of the compositions and the performance by various keys are the main assets, and with a pretty good production too. But as mentioned earlier: The drums and bass does not sound good, and if those are traits important to you you'll probably not find much to please you on this disc.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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