AQi Fzono (Composer and Synthesizer musician known as a pioneer of Spacey Electronic Music such as Symphonic Techno, Symphobient and Sci-fi Music) has released the 6th album "Chronicle" almost five years after his 5th album Cosmology (1998). Fzono plays various vintage keyboards and synthesizers including Moog System, ARP, Mellotron and Fairlight on this album as always, and also it features orchestral ensembles, big choir, soprano and Japanese and Chinese traditional instruments all conducted by Fzono himself. A voluminous work consists of eight movements that commemorate the new millennium and express the eternal time of the world history from the Creation to the present day. Soloists from US and Japan include: Japanese guitarist Madame Juju, and Soprano diva Janis Bradley. On this album he does not use as much electronic sounds as his other albums released in the 1990s, but he rather employs more natural and dynamic sounds.
"Chronicle" contains a variety of sonic dramas that take listeners into a virtual world of time and space travel. Fzono skillfully blends classical, tribal, electronic and post-modern music. He also adventurously combines various elements of these music styles with surreal ambient soundscapes. The classical technique is reflected in his orchestration, but at the same time he successfully weaves powerful new age symphonic textures into his music. If you love artists such as Vangelis, Mike Oldfield or perhaps Jean-Michel Jarre or Enigma, this is an album for your more refined tastes.
"His latest offering Chronicle is a captivating modern electronic symphony that has really impressed me to no end."
"A couple of albums that I like that this reminds me of are Mythodea from Vangelis and Amin Bhatia's Interstellar Suite, but honestly this could be even better. "
- ffroyd, Progressive Ears (USA)
"The music is mostly very intense, emotional and pompous."
"AQi Fzono has been compared to the likes of Mike Oldfield and Vangelis but in my opinion his music is much more rooted in classical than that of any of these artists."
- Marc Roy, ProGGnosis (Canada)
"On CHRONICLE AQi Fzono showcases his talent as an extraordinary keyboardist and very gifted composer, drawing influence from both European and Asian (generally speaking, of course) classical music, and also Ambient and Electronic Rock."
"The music is rather eclectic, highly intriguing, and is almost exclusively dramatic."
"if you are on good footing with Classical Music, regardless of your principal genre orientation, you shouldn't miss this album."
- Vitaly Menshikov, musician (X Religion),also known as the author of two books, "Rock Music" and "Progressive Rock". , ProgressoR (Uzbekistan)
(CHRONICLE won 6 Stars - this means the highest quality as "Masterpiece" on this site!)
"This is the must-hear great album, dramatic and symphonic masterpiece"
- World Disque (Japan)
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