Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Asturias - Brilliant Streams (1990)
In terms of Japanese instrumental glitz-wankery, tonight's offering is an exercise in pure class. Lush keyboards, sparkling piano and warm choral vocalizations abound in wondrous movement, seemingly forever at best and gone within a moment at worst. At times it feels like a classic Studio Ghibli soundtrack or a vintage Nintendo game, yet a heartbeat later and I'm back in the 80's with a slick new ride and an air guitarist who thinks its cool to shred his synth-axe in the back seat without a seatbelt. Dayum!
Still, as far as neo-progressive stuff goes, this is awfully wonderful sounding when your in a nostalgic mood. Find out if your in that mood tonight!
Listen Here - "Highland"