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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Lupari

SEQUENTIAL DREAMS: Chrysalis (2021)

Updated: Apr 1, 2021

The way Sequential Dreams has built it asks a bit of love because the best is for the end, mainly its 3rd part

1 Our Last Best Hope 6:18

2 Dawn of the Third Age - Part 1 3:46

3 A Voice in the Wilderness 6:04

4 Dawn of the Third Age - Part 2 (Feat. Johan Tronestam) 7:04

5 Diachronic Verbs in Temporal Sentences - Part 1 7:49

6 Diachronic Verbs in Temporal Sentences - Part 2 5:17

7 Diachronic Verbs in Temporal Sentences - Part 3 2:01

8 Diachronic Verbs in Temporal

Sentences - Part 4 3:53

9 Lost in Translation 3:41

10 Moments of Transition 2:09

11 Chrysalis 7:37

12 Everending Story 4:26

Sequential Dreams Music

(DDL 60:09) (V.F.)

(E-Rock-Berlin School)

Coming back from a hiatus of more than 3 years, Sequential Dreams did not hesitate too much to know what to offer to its fans. After ten albums carried by the influences of Tangerine Dream, Ron Charron's project comes back to our ears with 1 hour of EM still transported by the influences of Edgar Froese and his mythical astral vessel. In fact, CHRYSALIS continues where Metamorphic Waves left off at the end of 2017, but with a more creative vision from Ron Charron who signs very beautiful compositions in this album divided into 3 parts. The history of CHRYSALIS revolves around the Babylon 5 series and especially the death of the interpreter of Delenn, the Croatian actress Mira Furlan who said before her death; I look at the stars. It's a clear night and the Milky Way seems so near. That's were I'll be going soon. We are all star stuff. Words that were somewhat like those of Edgar ...

The opening of Our Last Best Hope is filled with distorted and reverberating sound effects from which bursts a beautiful melody hummed by a synth and supported by the march of a keyboard. The percussions solidify this first phase of semi-catchy ballad style that solos and harmonies in riffs from the electric six-strings take to a more heavenly level. A slight change in tone and the rhythm initiates a catchy phase in a progressive rock style before becoming pulsating in a fleeting wild phase. The sequencer makes jump its keys filled with a dark ardor while the synth throws solos in a phase of stationary rock. This title bears the seal of Sequential Dreams, as does the vividly undulating rhythm of the sequencer in Dawn of the Third Age - Part 1. Short, the title still offers some very good synth solos, while its second passage is strewing of keyboard riffs and synth pads in the colors of Edgar that Ron joins with guitar solos. It ended up curtly! A Voice in the Wilderness offers an opening centered on an acoustic guitar strummed by dreamy fingers. The idea of imagining the musician on the roof of the world making toast his chords for cosmic winds is not crazy. Especially when the synth winds become sources for our memory with whistled solos and ghostly tunes having that Tangram scent. It's a good track largely dominated by the acoustic six-strings flirting with the astral winds. Dawn of the Third Age - Part 2 is co-written and performed with Johan Tronestam. And it shows! The rhythm of sequencer is fluid and is accompanied by guttural vocal chords-effects from the Tronestam repertoire. It's good electronic rock radiated by the influences of Edgar Froese, especial