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Aviva (Aviva Omnibus)


Symphonic Prog

3.46 | 14 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars It takes quite a lot of abstract imagination to hear Symphonic Prog elements here. This is because Aviva sounds quite different from what most of us are used to call Sympho.

Combination of new elements with strong electronic feeling (but not like synthesized 80s), putting together melodic & disharmonic sounds, Peer Gynt in Favour (continuing pun tradition of naming as last album did, Nutcracker, which had "In Fury") actually shows some interesting interpretations of classical compositions of the original work. It's not electronic-ization of it, it's interpretation. I would say completely new, but it can never be true, so it's as "original" as possible, given the purpose.

Pleasant it is, no problem there. I think that more than Nutcracker, which had some rather disappointing moments. Not that there aren't these, but in general, it flows nicely.

4(-), just don't expect that it will be "normal" Symphonic, OK ? Lowered rating, because I suppose it may take some time to get what people here (some of them at least) call "acquired taste".

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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