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"Van Bogaert's music involves an elevated degree of grandeur, and this release is no different. The electronics soar to dizzying altitudes, each chord resonates with epic proportions. The melodies are expansive and tastefully ponderous, provoking optimism and opening the audience's hearts to the promise of things bigger than everyday worries.
Propelled by masterful keyboards, the tunes pulsate with vast power. Each riff is a work of art, carefully crafted and delivered with a rich sense of drama. Electronic textures fill the sky with shuddering portends, establishing majestic vistas for the songs. The melodies throb with deep tones that evoke exhilarating panoramas (on this album, those spectacles are a travelogue of locations guaranteed to dazzle and captivate), and then those bewitching riffs continue to enthrall as they accrete more vitality, straining for rousing crescendos that defy even the wildest imagination.
The use of grand piano only serves to escalate this considerable magnificence. Percussion plays a vital role here, generating a monumental scope for the melodies. Instead of being frantic, the rhythms are poignantly designed to maximize holding the listeners' attention once the grand tuneage has latched its hooks into you.
The tempos exude a distinctly regal demeanor, engaging and awe-inspiring. These vigorous compositions excellently capture a sense of awe, communicating a tantalizing greatness that will linger long after the music had finished playing.
Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity