Back in 2017 we reviewed Symphony by Danielpix. He is back with Rhapsody In Dark which contains more elements and styles than his previous effort. There is more percussion, the songs feel more thematic, have more movement and sometimes meld genres like rock and electronica as well.
Things get going with “Away from the Dark” which is a good example of how much more grand and epic of a feel the artist is going for. The song contains a lot of gorgeous swelling strings but as it progresses it is very thematic. It’s around the two-minute mark where the song feels like it could be used in an action sequence in a movie like Avatar. The song gets more and more intense, hitting upon a post-rock style not too far from Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
That epic quality is not held back on “In the Storm '' which revolves around drums, piano, orchestral string and more. He does switch it up somewhat on “Dreamscape.” There is an electro type of groove here. The drums sound great and add to that there is a feeling like you are flying through the future at a very fast rate. There are dips in the dynamics which make it more like a roller coaster.
“Lacrime di Meteora '' was a much needed piece that is more stripped back. There is this opera like vocal that mixes with hypnotic pads and piano. It still could be used in something like Game of Thrones but perhaps before the traveling sequence showing ships travel across oceans not the actual battle.
“Rapture of time” sounded like a mix of prog rock or orchestral rock in some respects while the dramatic “The distance from your Eyes” and electronic infused “Her” both caught my attention in different ways. The melancholy and nostalgia “The Unforeseen” is romantic and emotionally resonant. “Hybrid Dreams” on the other hand really embraces electronic speech and percussion, and felt like it could be used in sci-fi thrillers like Blade Runner. He closes with “End of the World” which is just as powerful as anything that came before it.
If there are any directors out there making movies I think Danielpix might have you covered. His music is obviously cinematic but it felt like I was listening to music from big budget blockbusters. I liked this side to his music and I wouldn’t be surprised if I hear his music on the big screen.
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