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Netherland Dwarf


Crossover Prog

3.80 | 20 ratings

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4 stars Netherland Dwarf will definitely become a cult name within the prog circles in the future.With a name derived from a breed of rabbits and a person, who's identity is still unknown, this project came in life in Tokyo in 2010, when this anonymous musician recorded the debut ''Moi moi'' with the help of Kaipa's Hans Lundin on one track.The album was released the following year on Musea Parallele.

''Moi moi'' is for the most of its part a keyboard-based bombastic Symhonic Prog effort with huge doses of Mellotron and synthesizers, creating grandiose and cinematic soundscapes, strongly influenced by Classical Music, and drawing links with bands/arists such as E.L.P., TRACE, JAIME ROSAS or even NEXUS.The musicianship is often plumped with some fine choirs and contains also room for harsichord and organ passages.However, despite the use of analog instruments, the album sounds very fresh and dynamic, as exactly indicated by the year of its release, led by Mellotron-drenched parts, synthesizer solos and other keyboard acrobatics, which are surprisingly both virtuosic and memorable.Mr. Anonymous even supports his keyboard affairs with some fiery electric guitar parts at moments, making the whole effort sounding like a regulal band.

Great instrumental Symphonic Rock with changing keyboard themes and a really bombastic and powerful atmosphere.Highly recommended.

apps79 | 4/5 |


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