Album Review : Symphony of Lies
Artist : Hyper
Genre : Instrumental / Eletronica


It is quite rare for instrumental music to get wider audience. Thus, I was bracing for some good music in this record. Fortunately, the first song “Heartbeat Re-Strings” started well cascading into a cacophony of symphonic instruments. It can make your heart beats faster as you listen to this music completely. The same arrangement can be found in “Breed Re-Strings.” The whole music feels like background music in a movie complete with car chase scenes or a futuristic movie where spaceships were positioning for a siege.

In “Out of Time Re-String” the instrumentalist decided to use background vocal which mimics the tone and chord of the symphony. You feel that the vocal performance is one of the instruments in the symphony. ‘Clockwork Re-String” is like Prodigy music without vocals. There is a feel of urgency when you listen to this song, you want to know how it will end but you are prevented from doing so as there is also a feeling of excitement as the music progresses. “Take Me Away Re-String” again uses the vocals of Neil Normandy and this time the vocal arrangement is not threading on the chords and tone of the symphony.

Given the right treatment, symphony and electronica really mixes well, “Lies Re-String and Spoiler Re-String, ” are proofs of this contention. If some songs will remind you movie scenes, this one will ignite your memory with sci-fi movies of long ago such as “Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica.” Thus, you won’t have an arrested moment when you are convinced that “He Rises Re-String” is quite similar to the soundtrack of “Chariots of Fire.”
There is a question on when it is the right time to listen to this kind of music. Personally, you can play this record anytime and anywhere. I rate this record 4 stars out of 5 stars.


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