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Christian Bruins Inventions - Meta

Christian Bruins Inventions - Meta

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Christian Bruins Inventions - Meta

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Artist
Christian Bruins Inventions
Released
2017
Origin
Format
CD
Total time
75:55

Editor reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.4
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4.5  (1)
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3.0  (1)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Music 
 
4.5
Cover 
 
3.0

Skip lunch, go buy this great outing..why dont you?!!

Reviewer

Written
September 19, 2017
Review
Once in a while we progfriends come across the ultimative artist´s, these artist´s that just keep on going, always with several project´s in their agenda and they always seem like they have endless inspiration sources, to name a few of that very special branch of musicians, in no particular order: Mike Portnoy / Roine Stolt / Steven Wilson / Neal Morse...and now also Dutch multi musician: Christiaan Bruin. As with the other mentioned musicians and omnipresent talent´s, Christiaan has been involved in his and other´s project over the years, let me name some: Sky Architect / Nine Stones Close/ Mayra Orchestra / 4-5 "solo" albums under the moniker: Chris and now: Christiaan Bruins´Inventions..with this first installment entitled: "Meta" . According to the newsletter : " Inventions is a series of video´s and songs by Christiaan, in which he explains the creative process of composing music and lyrics. He does that while recording a new song every two weeks. Series 1 started Autumn 2016 during which Christiaan composed 10 songs, which were shared with his followers on patreon.com.inventions." This outing contains those songs..plus 4 bonus tracks that were previously available ONLY to the patrons.

I love this album, which have had many spins in my study, the repeated spins also opened new musical corridors along the way. So a most certain item for my private collection!!

I love the music and the narrative intervals/vignettes during most of the song intro´s. I was originally introduced to Christiaan..via his 4-5 solo outings under the name: Chris and they are very worth every progfan´s attention !! Also I recommend you listen to: Sky Architect.

This album is near perfect..I heard hints and winks to later ELO, Beatles briefly here and there, Mew anyone? and of course I mostly heard the genius of Christaan!! So what´s not to like, I ask??!! Well, If you liked some of the above sentences and nod´s, then you MUST hear this album.

Skip lunch, go buy this great outing..why dont you?!!

Did I mention Christiaan Bruin is not only a multi musician: Sings,plays drums, keyboards, bass, percussion and he composes and write lyrics!! P.s. Just dont expect thundering drums, heavy massive chords and/or growling !! Just beautiful, brilliant symphonic prog music that will make you smile with joy !!

Appendix: The cover is a cardboard gatefold..with minimum info, but nice frontcover art, a sort of Escher homage with a twist !
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