The direction in which Reverie is further developing its expressions comes closer to neo-symphonic rock music. In it, they keeps its references to inspirations from medieval folk tracks, a certain Mediterranean folk flavour, keep the attractive female lead voice singing its songs, have in it classical inspired guitar arrangements. Additionally here and there are well-arranged and performed almost classical folkloristic choir arrangements (Policrome Khoròs Choir) in some tracks. The most successful and recognisable combinations of arrangements feature acoustic picking strings, with rather acoustic, -but already in the direction of folk-rock for the purpose of its suite cores-, percussion, voice and clarinet, and sometimes piano. The choir-like imitations of keyboards confirm the symphonic approach but this gives the music also something rather bombastic and more demanding, closing up its spaces, repeating and adding elements that fill up with colour that are not always needed for the openness of direction or structural direction. With electric guitars to it, this more filled up direction is chosen to become a style that lies closer to symphonic rock interests. I can’t tell yet if this is always a good thing because it also adds a form of monotony in the ideas. Sometimes less is more. Here I miss a bit more dedicated, unexpected and more challenging composing in contrasts that could have compensated for this better. Never the less, I think with this direction, reminding me of bands like Amarok could win them a new public of interest.

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(maggio 2016)

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