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3.22 | 17 ratings | 2 reviews | 18% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2019

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Platonics (2:30)
2. Video 2. Logica (15:25)
3. Mind of God (5:04)
4. Beholder's Eye (7:01)
5. Three Worlds, Three Mysteries (5:43)
6. Citadels (5:12)
7. The Sum of All Things (13:19)

Total Time 54:14

Line-up / Musicians

- Christiaan Bruin / vocals, performer, composer, mixing

- Theo Travis / soprano & tenor saxophones, flute
- DOT / string quartet
- Andy Rowe / narration

Releases information

'Inventions' is a series of songs and videos by Christiaan Bruin exploring the creative process of composing music and writing lyrics.

Artwork: Marcus Sprigens

CD FREIA Music ‎ (2019, Netherlands)

Digital album

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CHRISTIAAN BRUIN Inventions: Logica ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
Good, but non-essential (35%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
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Review by kev rowland
3 stars Dutch multi-instrumentalist Christiaan Bruin has produced the third in the Inventions series (he also works under other names such as Black Codex), and this time he has been joined by Theo Travis (Steven Wilson, Robert Fripp, Soft Machine, David Gilmour) on saxophones and flute, the Rotterdam-based DOT Quartet on strings, with narrations by Andy Rowe (The Room). There is no doubt he has been heavily influenced by Mike Oldfield, but the use of (particularly) the saxophone takes the music in a different direction while the very fact that Bruin is an accomplished drummer ensures the album is quite different to many others produced by multi-instrumentalists.

It is eclectic, bombastic and very cinematic in ways which at times do remind me of Karda Estra, but far more songs based, and it must be said both commercial and somewhat heavier at times. It is an album which has a great deal of space contained within it which even frenetic Palmer-style drumming does little to hide. It is probably the drumming which makes this album so very different to Oldfield, allowing what can be quite simple melodies be sat against complex rhythms, and vice versa. This was sent out as an EP, but it is still well in excess of fifty minutes long, so hate to think what they consider a full-length release to be.

'Logica' is fairly one-dimensional in some ways, and it is this which stops it from being a great album, but as it is, it is still one I have really enjoyed playing, and I am intrigued to hear more of his work.

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3 stars The newest studio album "Inventions: Logica" from the Dutch multi-instrumentalist Christiaan Bruin might give a great first impression but, unfortunately, repeated listens fail to grant the same experience. Although this record was my first encounter with the aforementioned musician, initially I ... (read more)

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