Wednesday, February 11, 2015

RVC Review

Typically, writing a review only takes about 6-8 hours of listening to music and about an hour or two to write the review. When it comes to the multimedia effort of RVC (Ross Charmoli), I can honestly say that I have taken better parts of days trying to understand what has been presented. What I was able to glean with my RVC experience is that there is considerable depth to the flashes of self that RVC gives on his website, .665042_463967533654537_325106226_o

Daisietti is a track that is very classically based, but decides to insert hints of dissonance in a fashion not quite unlike Penderecki or Klaus Schulze. There is a cohesive sound that is created with the track, but the sheer amount of ground that RVC covers here is astounding. Where many compositions would crack under the weight of these different sounds, RVC is able to keep listeners absolutely focused onto what is happening. The ten-minute Whimzoo is full of childlike wonder and is provided substantial momentum with the different movements that are presented. The track ebbs and flows and utilizes a masked set of vocals to add further to the harmonies that are committed here. Le Gup is one of the shorter RVC tracks but is similarly revolutionary; the track has a very 1950s big-band / orchestra feeling that breaks down to long, lengthy tones not quite unlike a hearing test. RVC’s ability to unite these distinct pieces into a cogent composition is something that should be experienced.

After visiting this domain, give RVC’s Youtube a spin – to hear the latest in his compositions. They will require a decent amount of focus as the overall narrative and focus is considerably different than a typical pop or rock track, but what listeners will receive is miles beyond that of the latest pop sensation.

Rating: 8.9/10

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