David Maxim Micic: Bilo 3.0
It is not often that I feel obligated to use the term 'masterpiece' to describe an album. However, when I do, it's always exciting.
Bilo 3.0 is truly a masterpiece. By this, I don't just mean that the songs are good, the playing is amazing, and that the production is excellent. Instead, I mean all of those things, but to a higher level.
The album starts with an orchestral introduction to the theme, which is maintained throughout the album. It is rare to hear a composer who can really portray a sound and feel from beginning to end. In my opinion, this ability is one of the things that sets David Maxim Micic apart from other musicians in this genre. Many great progressive rock albums have both technical and emotional appeal, but I've never seen such a combination as in Bilo 3.0. Rather than just 'having its moments', Bilo 3.0 is one giant moment.
One other highlight, aside from compositional and technical excellence , is the use of both male and female vocals. I usually don't like *any* vocals in music (aside from hip hop), but this, again, is an exception for me.
I also want to mention the extreme attention to detail. Every phrase of every instrument sounds great and blends perfectly into the overall sound and feel of each song.
At the end of this album, I have a habit of starting it over from the beginning.
Check it out, free on Bandcamp,.