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RANDOM ACTS OF BEAUTY

David Minasian

 

Symphonic Prog

3.86 | 133 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars At first, I wanted to state that this album is about beauty, but it is actually about both making nice music, but also about solos (fortunately not Han Solos), mostly guitar ones, but also keyboards (various types). Clever melodic Prog of the best kind (which may sound too exaggerated, but it actually is true). I would go (as I went few times so far) with Tarcisio and give it almost the best rating

5(-), because from the very best rating is preventing me fact that it's too new. I mean that I want to behave soberly enough and leave the place to improve (but also to lessen) the rating. I've said it already and I'll say it again, beautiful. After all, this word is used 6 times in last 3 collab's reviews, it's even in album's title, so it probably has something to do with it.

There's thing that confuses me, these tracks (quite long ones), even of various lengths, sounds very similar, but that's not problem (here, in this case, sometimes it is a problem, but not now). To be honest, I was very surprised by this album. When I first heard it, I rushed to PA and tried to look it up in Suggest New Bands, only to find it already here. Another album after 26 years ? I still have to understand all connections between these two releases (odd twist of fate), so I'm admitting that I don't know his 1984 work, but as it goes for this album, I'm satisfied. Without mistakes it is.

Expect long, symphonic, melodic (whatever), albums with various layers, intelligently used piano (I like how perfectly it fits in the compositions and adds "easening" element to it), but of course other keyboard / synths as well. It's monster, tiny monster these "Randon Acts of Beauty".

I hope you've enjoyed my review after some kind of hiatus. Little hiatus.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |

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