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Pretentious on a first listen but actually some great music.
on 5 July 2009
At first, I was left with the feeling that the Kronus were exploiting worthy issues to support a rather mediocre performance. The agenda of celebrating the ancient civilisations founded on this planets floodplains is a worthy one. However the pieces are so short that they cannot do justice to the richness and demands of the difference genres. Self concious dissonance adds to the irritating feeling that the cultures have been hijacked to decorate the Kronus's reputation.
Maybe look up the individual performers and experience them unsullied by artiness.
A serious modification on further listening!
On more listening some of the tracks are really great. The dissonance takes a little while for the ear to tune into, but there are some wonderful pieces of music. Maybe listen to each piece individually rather than play as an album.