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The Olympic Symphonium 

More in Sorrow Than in Anger

The Olympic Symphonium
More in Sorrow Than in Anger
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The band name and guest list---Jenn Grant, Rose Cousins, Rich Aucoin, Dale Murray and Kinley Dowling---signal a large and orchestral sound. But this album offers only rare moments of that. Principal members Nick Cobham, Kyle Cunjak and Graeme Walker, a trio sounding like The Brothers Creeggan, emphasize romantic late-night acoustic ballads. Guests deliver vocal harmonies or instrumental parts to maintain the mood: a study in romanticism and melancholia brought on by a longing for the fix for a relationship breakdown or worry for friends in distress. A few songs feel a bit earnest, but mostly this is a lovely album.
Sean Flinn
categories: Local artist

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