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Progression by Failure


Symphonic Prog

3.72 | 32 ratings

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3 stars Progression by failure is the project or better said the band of the young french musician Nicolas Piveteau. This is the first album selftitled from 2009. Hmm, I had quite hard times to listen to this album at once, belive, nothing is wrong here, but I don't find the originality of the music as anyone praising here. Ok, I'm agree with the rest that he is a very good keyboad player, but the rest of the instruments where he plays are almost boring. I forgott to say that he is the main man on entire album, he plays at everything that is heared here, is a thing that must be be congratuleted, but besides the keys who sound in places very intristing, the rest are almost mediocre. The sound of the drums I don't realy like, is almost for the begginers with not catchy moments, here and there he speeds and turns a little bit not to become boring, same paterns on all the album. I want to be more diverse in manner of composing. All album is instrumental, so another thinng for him to express very easy annd with lots of keyboard driving moments. The music is ok, I mean, he realy shines on some pieces , but only on key passages, like the title track, nearly 23 min of great journy through his symphonic ventures. Influences are from Jean Michel Jarre in places, very electronic sometimes like on Dialog With A Selfish, a mediocre piece to my ears full of unintristing keyboards arrangements, some more rougher moments interlude with some parts a la ELP on other pieces, ok but the diversity of the music lacking here as almost every piece. As previous reviewer Menswear said very good I was expecting some guitars, at least here and there to make the atmosphere more grandious, more fluid in arrangements, is not the case this instruments doesn't feature here at all. So as a whole I find it a good album, with memorable songs, decent arrangements, but I don't realy find the masterpiece that other reviewers find here, belive me, not even I'm listning to the album hundred times. I know better albums from this field, some of them miles away then this Progression by failure, but in the end this Nicolas Piveteau know to handle the keys in such way to make a pleasent album, because the rest of the instruments are simply made and in places almost mediocre. 3 stars is the best I can give, good album but nothing realy special.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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