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Julius Dobos


Eclectic Prog

3.69 | 9 ratings

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5 stars After falling in love with Julius Dobos' Hymn to the Fukushima 50 on YouTube and downloading the composer's new album, Transitions, I purchased Mountain Flying last week and have had the chance to listen to the album three times since.

I already feel that this album is going to be one of the gems in my strict collection of instrumental music. The melodies are wonderful, the instrumentation is unique and often monumental, but most of all the details and complexity of various parts are mind-blowing.

My instant favorite is New Pangea - It's one of those piece of music that you could not possible add anything to, it has symphonic orchestral, various word music instruments, a famous singer's voice, hige percussion, many synth parts and even some sound effects. It's just huge. Inspirational is not the right word to characterize it, I would rather say "adrenalin-boosting":)

There are three Mountain Flying titles on the album. I am yet to figure out the thematic link between them, but Mountain Flying I. is also amazing. It completely takes you to another level of emotions.

The Last Millennium is the most electronic piece on the album, features a repeating melody but again, even at the third listen, I knew that I haven't discovered even half of the background melody parts and "hidden" sounds yet.

The closing piece, Life, is a beautiful vocal-piano-synthesizer track that clearly shows the composer's film scoring past.

It is the powerful sound, the very concentrated emotions and the amount of details that make Mountain Flying a must have, and certainly a 5* album for me. The only frustrating thing is that I have just discovered this album - 12 years after it was released!

I am looking forward to listen to previous other works from Mr. Dobos.

michelleparis | 5/5 |


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