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Ars Nova (JAP)


Symphonic Prog

3.57 | 8 ratings

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4 stars Somewhere between Emerson, Wakeman and Pete Bardens this Japanese female trio offers a more symphonic side in this live respect to their studio albums. On this live they have two keyboardists on stage and even if the influece of ELP is clear on the opening track, while proceeding in the performance we can discover a Wakemanian piano while the main keyboards are on melodies and sounds that remind more to early Camel (that's why I have mentioned Bardens) or to their Japanese clones Bellaphon.

The hihglight of this live is the epic Fata Morgana. It has uptime, piano and keyboard and an incredibly good short drums solo that would make sweat also Carl Palmer.

An excellent example of symphonic prog with dark moments with the typical sound of a live exhibition. The band is very technically skilled and the skill is used to make good music. There are no useless virtuosisms, everything is functional.

A 4 stars album for all the fans of symphonic prog.

octopus-4 | 4/5 |


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