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ROQUEFORTE

Aranis

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.89 | 57 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars Aranis are the Belgian chamber rock band, and this their fourth album is representative example of this music school from its very first sounds. Similar to Univers Zero, but not so dark, a bit more sentimental, melodic and even romantic in moments, this album is really one of the best chamber rock release from 2010.

Usual strings section with flute and piano are supported by accordion there, and its sound gave some melancholic and very classic French/Belgian atmosphere. Compositions are well composed and perfectly played, and (for good) they all are not too much formal, dark or sterile. Spirit of RIO is presented, and it gives that live flavor to saloon musicianship. Some compositions with more melodic (even klezmer-like in few cases) elements and accordion sound are almost excellent! The only negative comment could be done noticing some repetitiveness in compositions, but in part it's a formula of the genre.

Great release, possible one of the best chamber rock album, coming from 2010.

snobb | 4/5 |

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