MSL (A Revering Sight)

Reviewed by Virus on (Sunday, July 2, 2006) Rated 7.9 / 10
Category Rating
Track Structure 7
Interest 7
Melody 9
Performance 8
Lyrics 0
Enjoyment 9
Recording Quality 7
Commercial Appeal 8
Overall 7.9

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MSL - A Revering Sight

MSL's previous works from him have been in electronic styles so this classical composition shows an entirely different side of his music.  A Revering Sight is a short (3:15 to be precise) composition, along the lines of film score.

Its a piece of different stages, starting with a sleepy awaking that kicks off into bigger and grander soaring strings and brass.  There is a distictly elative vibe throughout the whole piece, which could make it could make good title music at the start or end of a film.

The composition is competant with all the parts working together melodicaly.  It doesn't really stray from the theme very far, but then for such a short bit of music there is little wonder.  All the different instrument levels are balanced and complimentary.  The only thing I could complain about are the slight repetitiveness of the timpani that loops without variation for half the piece, but there are several well-placed crescendos and good use of dynamic range common in this genre.

Overall, this piece is short and sweet and as realistic as can be expected using classical instruments out of a virtual box and its all spread nicely across the stereo panorama.  It showcases MSL's compositional skill, something that a lot electronic musicians are accused of lacking.

The listener is left in no doubt as to what emotions to feel when enjoying this piece.  It's a joyful ride into fancy and wonder.  I just wish it were longer.

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