5 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Choir bring five of former Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks’ sweeping, cinematic scores to life. Epic opening track “Prelude to a Million Years” bears the influences of film composer Ennio Morricone’s lavish soundscapes, while the Michael Nyman-esque “Ebb and Flow” possesses a sunny, rhythmic drive. There are hints of Joby Talbot’s work with orchestral-pop specialists The Divine Comedy in “Autumn Sonata” while the final track, “Renaissance,” with its filmic use of wordless chorus, brings Five to a kaleidoscopic close. The orchestrations, by veteran arranger Nick Ingman, are full of textural color and depth.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Choir bring five of former Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks’ sweeping, cinematic scores to life. Epic opening track “Prelude to a Million Years” bears the influences of film composer Ennio Morricone’s lavish soundscapes, while the Michael Nyman-esque “Ebb and Flow” possesses a sunny, rhythmic drive. There are hints of Joby Talbot’s work with orchestral-pop specialists The Divine Comedy in “Autumn Sonata” while the final track, “Renaissance,” with its filmic use of wordless chorus, brings Five to a kaleidoscopic close. The orchestrations, by veteran arranger Nick Ingman, are full of textural color and depth.

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