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Univers Zero

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.26 | 214 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars Excellent chamber rock album. If you like chamber rock.

Neo-classical compositions, in moments dark, very calculated, are played with great mastership. In a rock manner. Balance between chamber musical component and rock instrumentation is excellent, and possibly it is main strong point of this music. If plenty of less skilled musicians tried (and still trying) to adapt classical music to more rock audience, or just incorporate some classical parts in their rock-based music, this album's music is just naturally melted one. It is almost impossible to separate both components (ok, there is third component - some jazz elements, but far not so important as previous two).

Whenever classical part (as main component) is represented by modern chamber music, with avant elements, all mixture has strong avant-garde smell. It is almost perfect album of such musical combination. And it needs repeating listening for sure.

What is not so perfect (and it is my personal taste) - music there is REALLY chamber, very static and sterile. Even using some rock instruments and sounds, in fact this album is very far from rock atmosphere of freedom. You must wear suit to listen this music and feel yourself comfortable. Nothing strange - one of very old and liveable European tradition it is. But I really would like to open the window and let some street fresh air to come to make this music not such a philharmonic example.

Very personal evaluation - 4.

snobb | 4/5 |

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