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[Review] Rose Noire - Neo Renaissance -1st movement-
2013-07-25

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[Review] Rose Noire - Neo Renaissance -1st movement-

2013-07-25
Rose Noire / review

Last year's release by Rose Noire comes out with richness of sounds that describes music of the duo. More than just a vocal and violin, it brings classical music and more modern kinds in one. Starting with "Unframed", the track clearly be intended as an opening - an awakening, shocking alarm that drag the listeners to the world they have created.

"Royal Garden" and "Rococo" are somehow calmer songs with more classical atmosphere involving operatic vocal technique and violin solo, creating images of a festive in the warmth of blooming spring. Next number "Redemption" gives a higher feeling. Eventhough the large amount of organ sound provides the peculiar gothic sense, electronic beats make it a more futuristic image than the old Renaissance age. They also have turned Handel's popular aria "Lascia ch'io Pianga" from 18th century to be something danceable with electronic tunes. However, the high soprano voice and sorrowful violin sounds do not fail to deliver despair feelings of the original piece.

Heavier track can be found in "Forest", which include guitar riffs, speedy drum beats and not to forget the striking violin solo, presenting a tense atmosphere as if being chased, haunted. The last - but not least number that wrap this mini album as a complete package is "Epilogue -Silent Guardian-", which conclude the first series of Neo Renaissance in a semiopera way with spoken lyrics and instrumental voice, closing the story that may let the listeners hanging in question: "Whats's next?"

Rose Noire 2nd mini-album [Neo Renaissance -1st movement-]
Release Date: 2012/07/25
Price: 2,100 Yen (tax in)
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Written by: Hacchan

Note: This review reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the opinion of the editor