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Roz Vitalis



3.86 | 51 ratings

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4 stars Yeah! Hope.

Under the abstract and diverse RiO/AV sub tagging or "Karma", this work could easily be forgotten by the lack of exposure that usually non USA musicians get here in this category. In all, it limits possible prog audiences that will surely get also their kicks with this kind of ECLECTIC, CROSSOVER, Avant Garde prog and with hope the Symphonic prog followers who like the darker and not the always and never ending sweet flavors in their plates.

"Patience of Hope" Roz Vitalis 2012 project is so uniquely diverse but always focused, therefore each passage, no matter how small or important, beholds an unobtrusive creativity which makes everything blend into place. Weaving different roots , but never ceasing to sound original, the constructions or songs, contain in themselves different moods, never setting on one in particular, which more than being the usual kind of RiO┬┤s pre-planned sudden and disturbing interruptions, Roz Vitalis bets on the eventual transformation and movemernt of styles within each single song.

Perfectly song written designed, all sounds flow in a constant an ever changing combination of styles' atmospheres. The intrumentation ranges from clavecin like baroque figures to the poignant use of the electrics, both bass and guitar. From classic piano moments to frantic but friendly Jazz up-beat and off beat environments. From dark symphonic passages to strongly percussive lands, that in all truth, I can bet, any King Crimson early fan will feel at home again with, but in an alternate reality one of course! (Please do not mistake reference for imitation! Also no vocalist on this effort)

So, not all that not glitters is not worthwhile, this extraordinary and well rated, yet underrated album (16 ratings, come on!) is sheer proof of this!

****4.5 "Closer to 5 than 4, "essential goodie!" ) PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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