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Low Budget Orchestra

 

Neo-Prog

3.00 | 3 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars A new band to me and a delightful discovery it is too.

This is the debut album from this Finnish band. An album which does not sound low budget to me. The sound is excellent. But the cost of the musicians is distinct low budget though. The Low Budget Orchestra himself; Mr Mikko Muranen, does everything himself. Nice wage budget !

Normally, this one man does it all approach is not a good thing. But in this case, it actually works. The music, all of it is instrumental, is somewhere between post rock, neo prog and prog metal. Most of the melodies have a post rock build up and where a wall of guitars plays over some keyboards and/or pianos. The keyboards alternate with some clever guitar solos. Yes, some of the music here is air guitar heaven too. The music is pretty simple, but also very clever. Sometimes, less is more and that approach works here.

The overall quality is therefore good. The album is missing some really creative killer tracks. But me think Mikko Muranen can be happy with this album. It is a good effort everyone into post rock and prog metal should check out.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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