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Victor Go


Crossover Prog

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3 stars "The Leap" released in early 2020 sounds like kinda one-man-show by a multi-instrumentalist Victor GO. His musical characteristic can be explained as 'music polymers with different melodic components along with simple rhythmic lines', let me say, and this creation is clearly expressed as mentioned above. Basically it's quite a tough work (and simultaneously a niche) for Crossover Prog artists to merge pop essence into complicated sound description, and sounds like he would try to do it hard in this opus.

For example, in the first shot "Once Again" catchy flower-ful phrases based upon a bit complex melody lines can be heard, that reminds me of something like symphonic Genesis or Gentle Giant (oh yes it's said he's inspired such great symphonic vanguards). You could feel of so-called stability even in phrasal eccentricity. And "2020" would have been one of his hopes and movements ... the current situation all over the world is a disaster for every artist though ... in "Hopes And Alarms" are his gentle keyboard works plus lyrical uptempo music-water flows. "Move On" reveals exciting atmosphere via acceptable sound fruits.

"Pilot" suites are other appearances of Victor. Guess he weave into his mental, spiritual, and of course auditory impressions, just as the subtitles "Dream ~ Conceit ~ Anticipation ~ Triumph" says (anyway I love soundscape upon "Conceit", not only dark, depressive but also strict, unmovable). The last "Everlasting Quest" sounds like an expression of his final settlement in the rock scene, flooded with challenging but rewarding opportunities. Cannot avoid his sound essence is puddled with Pioneers' music element pieces but vitality and vivacity for progressive rock of this versatile artist should be enchanting.

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |


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