Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Sylvan - Posthumous Silence - The Show - Live at Kampnagel|
Director: Sebastian Harneck
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
After the incredible success of their concept album Posthumous Silence , Sylvan staged a huge live show on September 1, 2007 to record this stunning double CD as well as a DVD. With a string section and backup singers and ... more »
seamonkey | Southfield, MI, USA | 12/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was one of those who pre-ordered the NTSC version earlier in the year. After delay after delay I finally cancelled and even wrote an email to Shawn Gordon, president of Progrock records, stating my frustration.
He responded immediately and explained the problems they were having remastering this.
It was well worth the wait. I received this as a Christmas gift from my wife and we've already watched it twice...it is as I wrote earlier AWESOME!
The stage setting, the lighting, the mix, backup singers, etc and photography are four star. They set an atmosphere with the above things which add to the songs but not distract.
I am not a fan of rapid camera angle editing either, so I was anxiously expecting to be disappointed because of the previous review. I found the editing to be done very tastefully, many times the camera would catch artistic angles such as a picture within picture. Such as the camera looking through the keyboard setup and catching one of the singers touching her hair as she sang.
There are many examples of camera angles like that but they were always artistic and not distracting.
Perhaps when they did the NTSC version they cleaned things up a bit but for whatever reason I can highly recommend this DVD if you're a Sylvan fan.
I was worried because of the heaviness of this piece of work, it might fall into 60 minutes of depressing visuals but instead I found it to actually be uplifting at the end.
Artificial Paradise has always been one of my favorite Sylvan songs, their live performance only reinforces that Sylvan is a premiere neo-progressive band that deserves a place at the top along with bands like IQ, Arena, Pendragon and others.
If you like Sylvan, don't pass this one up!
Really Amazing !!
Jose Guevara | Venezuela | 08/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I listen the double CD and it was a nice surprise for me. great music. Amazing performance.