Ilias "ProgFather" Metallinos
Three music pieces (called "8", "Ocidente" and "A borboleta") from this promising Brazilian musician. I’d like to draw conclusions listening to one of his completed work but I drew some for now.
If this work is to be created for an OST, this is great music, almost ideal. Yet, speaking for prog music, I think this is not the case. The songs move in similar rhythms with very small differentiations within and between each other that some times is more difficult to follow. No prog surprises or varieties here, no progressive thought in songwriting with the creativity being hidden in most cases. I think that this music needs visual support and is ideal for gadget presentations or as a trailer for some companies which present new products (I know that this is cliché too, but this is how I thought of it in the first place). His experience in OST’s is obvious and this is the most important element to me at this record but it may be a barrier for some of you that you have greater expectations. Making OST’s is not an easy job and not many people created something radically different concerning that music but BERTONI here may be an exception in his upcoming album. I hope so!
Even though I’d like to listen to better songs from BERTONI instead of those three, I aspire to be surprised wonderfully listening to one of his completed album. For now, I will be some more strict than usual.