From Wikipedia, No Vember Rain - Richard Rolf - Richard Rolf (CD free encyclopedia. Miles Davis. The recording has a strong groove and was titled by Davis as an exhortation to his guitar player John McLaughlin.
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Retrieved June 20, The Penguin Guide to Jazz : Tutu Amandla Doo-Bop Rubberband. Miles Dewey Davis Jr. Chick Corea. Chick Corea discography. Piano Improvisations Vol. The Thing to Do Down with It! Each track is based on an initial narration describing the man's journey which 'visualises' the story. In addition, a constant slow pace is maintained throughout the record, borrowing elements from 90's symphonic prog.
Choirs, sax, violins and cellos are used in such a way to contribute to this 'magical' and 'eccentric' sound, built on 'soundtrack-like' melodies; indeed, you could easily feel like watching a movie. The tracks are relatively long 8 min averagebuilding on the initial melodies and evolving on the same tempo. The only direct influences I could notice on the music are from 80's and 90's Pink Floyd albums, primarily on the vocals section and the sad, melancholic melodies.
My favourite track is Parsifalwith its enchantic choirs and the subsequent acoustic guitar break while the few 'latin' influences on Starcrossed don't alter the overall character of the album. Concluding, this is a pretty well-worked and composed album, with straightforward orchestrations and arrangements, mainly based on non-sophisticated melodies built on clean acoustic guitars and keyboards.
This definitely works for me I will be interested to see how RAIN's next album will sound like. Progressive in its simplicity? Well, I leave it to you to find out Rain came out of nowhere No Vember Rain - Richard Rolf - Richard Rolf (CD his debut release, Cerulean Blue in That's not really what matters though - how does the music sound is what all we proggers are thinking about.
Well, Cerulean Blue is a gorgeous effort by this man - Album) one of those kind of albums that can really be called ''an experience'' instead of just ''an album''. The soundtrack-like music, the haunting spoken word intros to the songs, the chorus of sad voices - these all add up to something that calls you back for more and more and can really get your emotions going after a couple of listens.
If we're talking about what it sounds like, the music is kind of hard to describe. A comparison that comes to mind is like a dark Moody Blues in terms of storytelling the 60s version meets Phideaux -like orchestration.
As stated before, every song starts with a spoken word intro and launches into the actual song. These spoken word parts could have royally messed up the album but really wind up lending to it well. The chilling story-teller's voice reads letters aloud and makes comments on them. They tell some very sad stories, and combined with the melancholic choice of chords make for a very emotional album. Like many prog albums, this one is more of an album-album.
No songs really stand out on top of one another here, and they all work in tandem while being their own entities. The opening The Lammas Lands is a very soothing yet still sad song with one singer and a multitude of instruments while Parsifal has an almost church-like feel to it with a chorus of voices taking over for the majority of the song. The narrator sets up the mood once more, ''playing the fool to the wounded king Vocals come in and turn the song into a thing of beauty.
The Silver Apples Of The Moon Album) another very sad song as is Light and Magica song which is likely fueled by 'Rain's day-job the television and film industry. The twist at the end of the album story wise is yet another heart-wrencher with the title track ending the album majestically. The entire thing is very sad. Sad voices, sad chords, sad narration - and yet the album is so vastly enjoyable without becoming downer.
Strange how that works, really. Oddly enough, the beauty of the album really takes over and none of the melancholy sinks in until the very end of the album. No one can call this album robotic or shallow, that's for sure. This album is going to get what it deserves - 4 stars out of 5. A wonderful, amazing album that works on so many levels with the listener's emotion. Recommended for all, but people who are into heavier more metal music may feel left out of the experience.
Still, it's worth a shot. This one is another one that's for free on the artist's website. A lot of those have been let downs when it comes to quality, but this one really is not. Everyone should at least check this album out since the price it right - you won't soon be forgetting it. Review by tszirmay Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator. Review by russellk Prog Reviewer. Yes, it's a cliche, but it works because of the story's twist, which I will not spoil.
The music is truly beautiful, as RAIN uses elements of symphonic prog such as organs, chamber orchestras and choirs to suggest the journey. Rain's World Repackaged : " Archived from the original on February 28, Gaon Music Chart in Korean. Oricon Style in Japanese. Oricon Inc. Retrieved July 2, Music Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on September 27, Retrieved May 22, Archived from the original on May 16, Archived from the original on April 28, Korean Culture and Information Service.
Retrieved March 19, Total sales of Rain's new album throughout Asia reached over one million:in Japan,in China, 70, in Taiwan,in Thailand, 50, in Indonesia, andin Korea, totaling approximately 1. Archived from the original on March 12, Gaon Chart.
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