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DOOMSDAY AFTERNOON

Phideaux

 

Crossover Prog

4.25 | 727 ratings

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Relayer Duos
5 stars Did you diddle, did you daddle, did you run away from the scene? Where is sanctuary from the battle that is coming into being?

This album is truly remarkable. A thousand listens in (or so it should be by now) and it has not lost one bit of its beautiful charm. There are no words to sum up this album other than wondrous neo-classical inspiration, inspiration for the rest of a life to be built on.

This album starts off with a weary piano melody that sets a somber tone, a gorgeous somber tone, a tone that will not cease until the final chord has been played. The true magic, however, is where this tone leads you. From the beginnings of a simple piano aria, to the edge of energetic orchestral works; from gorgeous lady singers to the baritone of man in unison; from soft soundscape of long post rock tones, to the crunching guitar with soaring woodwinds. The raw, unbridled musical universe you sail through on the back of a french-canadian master is truly a calming and inspiring experience.

On top of everything else this album is an enigma in another. The cryptic story lyrics and repetitive song titles lead you down a path of unknown purpose, a long path of unravelling the mystery of fear and sorrow, pain and death. Beautifully sung by every one of the singers aboard, the journey never seems to end in appreciating this magic.

This album is a top-priority listen; walk in with patience and you'll walk out with a new musical life.

Relayer Duos | 5/5 |

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