Monday, June 02, 2008

KIP WINGER - From The Moon To The Sun

This is the new solo album of Kip WInger, but if you are not familiar with his previous solo releases, don't expect something familiar with the work of Winger back in the early 90's. Laid back and melodic, with music complex but easy to comprehend, music for more relaxed times, but music that is always well worked and refined to the last minute. From prog moments, to melodic acoustic times, the artist blends all his previous influences, into an album that's hard to categorize, but there's no need to do so. What's more mind-challenging, is the ability of the music, to implement various elements, and keep the interest of the listener high. Either this is an instrumental song, a piano part, a Middle East melody, or some violins and pianos along in a more classic music approach. Diversity finds a whole new meaning here, but all this is done fluently, and not for the sake of complexity. Maybe an album that many metalheads will pass by, but yet an album that will make you think, and evolve along with each listening. Maybe after the last note, a stand ovation would be the most appropriate thing to do.

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