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Their most articulate spokesman, James Whistler, began in the early 1860's to call his works “sympho - nies,” “harmonies,” “nocturnes,” or “arrangements,” in order to stress his convinction that descriptive values in painting are as secondary as they are in music; the subject proper was mentioned only as a subtitle, for the benefit of the ignorant public.
CHANCE IMAGES H. W. JANSON 1968
Eerie synth figures occasionally make an appearance, but those are very lightly used unlike the traditional french sympho-prog.
ProgNotFrog Tristan Stefan 2010
The first track, "Csillagkohó", is one of the more conventionally metallic, being an epic-length piece of nasty sympho-black business with a few nifty riffs and a kind of propulsive 'Godflesh at 300 bpm' thing happening.
"Space 1999" is exactly that, a romping cosmic adventure that rehashes a recognizable theme from a sci-fi TV show and rearrange it sympho-prog style, with lush orchestrations (real and synthesized).
And after that there's even more? symphonic, spiralling whirls of violin-saturated up-tempo sympho-rock that eventually concludes this song in a fashionably abrupt way.
A Nod and A Wink is a predictable soft sympho album that came as a big disappointment after the heartfelt and bluesy
Squigely Fair is another prime example of meaningless sympho, all meant to be sound so nice and smooth and charming but it sounds old, woolly and incredibly tame.