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REFUGEE

Refugee

 

Symphonic Prog

4.11 | 139 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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4 stars A situation not gone might necessarily have come in succession in details from "The Nice" to this band. Details that this Refugee had traced though the situation of changing places of the band and the musician who derived variously was a well-known fact were not able also to build a long history as a result.

The existence of Keith Emerson might have been important for "The Nice". It might have felt feelings of grief increasing for the member who had accepted the result of Keith Emerson's shifting to ELP for a fact. It flowed to the situation in which a separate route was established as a result though "The Nice" thought about the replenishment of the new member.

Brian Davison formed "Brain Davison's Every Which Way". This band performed to NationalJazz&BluesFestival and announced the album. However, the success that projected as a result was not able to be acquired. Lee Jackson formed "Jackson Heights". Own music character is left and men who challenged from the angle besides The Nice have left the album. However, it dissolves because of the activity of about three years. And, Brian Davison and Lee Jackson will be joined again as a result. And, it has the flow that schemes the reproduction of "The Nice".

Patrick Moraz had received the lesson of Violin, the piano, and the percussion instrument in the childhood. And, the music of Jazz and classics had been absorbed at the same time. Patrick Moraz performs to the contest at 17-year-old time and puts excellent results. And, Patrick Moraz had received the nomination that acquired the right of the lesson by Stephane Grappelli and went with the tour of John Coltrane. Patrick Moraz that learns Jazz and classics goes to Britain as follows and develops the place of the activity of music. "Mainhorse" of his own band was taken an active part to some degree. And, Patrick Moraz had details that had come in contact with the member of "Yes" at this time. And, it had Brian Davison, Lee Jackson, and the exchange.

A musician necessary to create the band that Brian Davison and Lee Jackson are new was Patrick Moraz. Patrick Moraz that held dissatisfaction in the activity of "Mainhorse" was just acknowledged to the invitation of the joining to a new band by Lee Jackson. Directionality concerning the construction of the exchange and the band that three people of the situation to date had done might have agreed by a fatal meeting. At that time, they might have tried to get the answer to music to active ELP. Refugee contracted to Charisma Label is announced in April, 1974. The producer has appointed John Burns known on business with Genesis.

The music character at which Brian Davison and Lee Jackson had aimed will have been exactly pursuit of the possibility of Trio. And, the element of development from "The Nice" might have been considered to some degree. The attempt in which the element of the song that Lee Jackson cultivated in the music of "Jackson Heights" is reflected in this band might be included. And, the existence of Patrick Moraz with an overwhelming technology is demonstrated in the activity of the following Yes. However, zeal individuality that they had them contain it in this Trio and at that time might be reflected in the music that they all did. Part where it challenged limit of Trio. And, the height of the perfection of Ensemble. Or, the construction of the composition of the tune will be able to be caught as symphonic of fine quality.

The element of classics and uniting symphonic of "Papillon" are complete. The expression and the dash feeling of an original sound are produced with the element of classical progressing. Part of dash feeling in which dynamics is multiused. Flow of keyboard that gives rhythm and anacatesthesia intermittently repeated. Line of Bass that produces aggressive sound. The music scale of the keyboard to get on a complete dash feeling and Chord and the processing of Ensemble might be splendid. This tune is a greeting from Refugee to complete.

A unique song of Lee Jackson contributes to "Someday". The sensibility of Patrick Moraz that applies Chord of a grand melody and good symphonic well might be splendid. The melody of Patrick Moraz that has both the element of Jazz and classics catches a lot and expresses a good part. The music character that they cultivated is splendidly expressed.

"Grand Canyon" will make the listener imagine the spectacle that nature began to make exactly. Construction of sound with transparent feeling and sound of swinging keyboard. Great power of nature is created. It is not only a part of complete symphonic and Ensemble is also complete. Dash feeling that appears intermittently. Part of grand melody sung attended with melody of acoustic piano. Processing to listen to part of union of melodies and average of sound with expression of feelings. Part of intermittent melody that continues tension. The performance of the band that puts a complete dash feeling on seven rhythms and combines will call impression. The composition is splendid.

The melody of the swinging keyboard produces the tension to "Ritt Mickley". The sound of the keyboard with a complete technology shifts to the part of good Groove with the performance of the band. It progresses as the sound with diversity twining. Element of classics that appear on the way. The usage of six rhythms and coming in succession of the melody give a good impression. Individuality and the possibility of this Trio might be completely drawn out. By the way, it is said that this "Ritt Mickley" was made from "Rhythmicaly" that Patrick Moraz pronounced to the name of a song.

"Credo" might be one of the highlights of this album. The tune starts from Solo of a grand, acoustic piano. The construction of a beautiful melody might be splendid. The piano and the keyboard advance with the element of classics completely. A solemn impression continues. And, it listens to a composition that has the tension and the dash feeling and is splendid an advanced song and to perform. The performance of the band that consistently constructs the part of grand symphonic might have good zeal. Melody of song with expression of feelings. Part of six rhythms in which it listens to complete ensemble. The tune gradually receives the top. And, their maximum charms explode completely.

The activity of Refugee never continued long. However, the music character that they constructed with this band might be symphonic Rock expressed with a complete technology and the idea.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |

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