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2 stars Contact with the outer space and some responses have come now...?

'They can try to make and play more illusory and spacey rock.' This is exactly the most important goal in ROVO's history. (Ah...sadly in Japan some reviewers say ROVO is a dance music's a pity for me.) We can find indeed the song or album titles should be under comprehension but they may be some of 'SPACEY WORDS' defined by ROVO. On the previous work they could let a CONDOR fly higher in the sky and could get the way of communication with the outer world. They could make a footprint on the road named space rock scene. And on the current one they can really lay a cornerstone I think.

Chopping guitar sounds can open the window of NUOU. From the first track KOO Seiichi's guitar and Yuji's violin can battle together with eccentric synthesizer, heavy bass and dynamic double drum sounds. I have never used the phrase "noises violino" just here this is much suitable I feel. I think his violin sounds should be different from David Cross' knife-edged ones. As someone may say, we can feel the sounds taking listeners away from THIS world. (On the contrary David's ones let us feel this serious world I always feel.) In the next track OUO, like this song title(O-U-O), some simple and repetitive guitar plus drum sounds can hold our brain strictly. Even here Yuji's violin solo is very graceful and relaxed. Regretfully the percussive sounds on the background hear to be a little persistent. Well, this persistence may be called as 'spacey'...maybe yes...and it's also true these should be lacking in big waves. From listening to this track I can feel only a listener popping away, rather than the contact with outside. Wonder MELODIA means the sound of violin or the whole one...? However we listen to the song, the violin solo should be more striking than another stuff. Yuji's violin can have so various faces that we may feel so... Of course, the rhythm section can be so strict and steady I must say. Understand this, please. Next AGORA has anomalous rhythms and big waves as above mentioned...especially many kinds of percussions and multi-facial chandeliers. It's sad at this time we may be slightly tired with the length of the TRIP. CADO can let us sleep spite of the rampant and violent sounds...

Sorry but I can't meet the attract like the previous work CONDOR.
The milestone of realizing the contact with the outer space is one of important points of this album.

How will be their next work?

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Posted Thursday, June 18, 2009 | Review Permalink

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