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4 stars First I wanna say I love the word Brilliant Streams and always this word seems to be a cup of freshly-flavoured tea for me.

Indeed there are full of Yoh's intelligence and stubbornness (of course good meaning for us music lovers) for constructing the work. But simultaneously there are lots of talents in the ASTURIAS and they can make the work really brilliantly streaming, I consider. The mainstream of their songs is pre-programmed sound and the members can cover the sound with their terrific play. Especially, believe me, could you let me say Kazumi's drumming and percussion play is superb? Without his strict rhythm sense, we can't realize this album as its name. :-)

The first track Highland can let us feel nicely-tasted cold water in a river somewhere. In the song, piano, keyboard, guitars, and percussion...all instrumentals are exploded to be really clear and fresh. At the same time, we can feel the hardness to live on the land. This song also has such a melancholic face, I always think.

Next track Nostalgia absolutely has a nostalgic atmosphere with classical piano play, strings, synth, and scat voice. Hearing the song we can't help thinking of our old hometown, old friends, and child-period. Yes, it should have such a nostalgic feeling and, on the other hand, let us foresee the future.

Rogus is the hardest number in this work. Low-toned piano and key, guitars with heavy riff, and hard percussion! Can let ourselves push the top of the mountain up and throw away. Very amazing sound!

The highlight of this album Brilliant Streams is the longest song. It has some parts of short pieces, including dancing and percussive part, beautifully-scatted part, and exactly streaming stardust with each brilliant play. Sadly over-twenty-minute song is sometimes slightly too long to keep our mind concentrative continuously and suggest this titled track be one brilliant stream, not a song. Naturally we can receive and keep the stream in our mind.

Lastly, I suggest their sound in Brilliant Streams can't hear purely progressive one but surely new-typed sound from Japan. I'm very proud of ASTURIAS, as a Japanese!

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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