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FABLE ON THE SEVEN PILLOWS

Teru's Symphonia

 

Symphonic Prog

3.30 | 25 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars I just hope that this album will be better than their poor "Human Race Party" which was just a nightmare to listen to.

Well, after a full classic "Prologue", we are brought on the traces of "Laurence Of Arabia" with lots of strings (or is it the synth). "The princess Is Gone" features little vocals which is great since I never could bear dear Megumi Tokuhisa in this role. She always sounds as a very young girl in the midst of her teens. But it was already the case six years before this release while they were recording their debut album.

At least there were almost no vocals featured there, but more and more did we have to bear her awful voice. It might be suitable for classical Asian "opera" or historical shows, but as a prog band they are absolutely too childish to be interesting (but I mentioned this already).

"Goblin Hunt" is a good example of what I am describing here. It seems that for this album, the band is more oriented towards classical music which adds a bit to the confusion. When they stick to good symphonic instrumental , I have to agree that they can be pleasant but these moments are very scarce. Here and there a portion of a song like in the middle part of "Goblin". But of course the unbearable vocals destroy this pleasant feeling.

When a pure intrumental is played it is the only moments of relief for my ears. "The Big Tree" is one of such. No big deal but just a pleasant keyboards oriented song. Again, seriously oriented towards classic music. But the relief is very short. "Incomplete Happiness" (very well chosen title) perpretrates the Broadway musical tradition. Actually, maybe that would be a unique way out for "Teru's" : to perform musicals.

The only good song from this album is also the longest. "A Moonlight Icaros" fits prefectly in the symphonic genre. Even vocals are alright but the highlights are of course the instrumental parts. Lush keyboards and a fully "Renaissance" sound with subtle piano.

I'm afraid that "Magic Waltz" won't add anything to improve the global feeling. No wonder that only two reviews with comments were posted for their first four albums (except mine). There is really nothing great to remember from this band (except two very songs form their debut album). I understand the lack of interest for this band.

This is desolation land. Two stars thanks to ""A Moonlight Icaros".

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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