The Escape from Marwinia Reviewed by Martin Kilner (slammy)

29th May 2007

A Review of “The Escape from Marwinia”

It’s a redheat tune. It’s epic. It’s everything I would expect it to be, and here’s why:-

It’s been a year now since I first heard this, and as with the fantastic Discovery, I’ve taken the same approach with reviewing it – take a years worth of listening, to see if I still feel the same way. I have to say, I dont feel the same about it, as I did last year – it’s grown more on me.

The tune starts off nice and slow, and builds into some sort of grand party of some sort, then suddenly the mood changes, and a kind of sadness fills the air…

There is a fanfare that offers hope, then suddenly the entire track turns into a mad struggle for survival, the tempo gets fast, the melodies get fast, and BAM, in drop one a fabulous piano melody, which itself goes fanfare itself, still with the high energy tempo, and it’s incredibly gorgeous on my ears… Inspiring, definately. Inspiring.

Makes you want to get up from the lazy chair and do somethign amazing for yourself… You can’t though, how could you leave this tune?. Impossible. at 3:26, the tempo drops, the mad rush is over, and we’re now treated to a mellow part, with some victorious bells playing over some pizzacato plucks, which lead into a short melody, and then, lead to a slow build, with some crystal sounding glockenspiel melody…. its amazingly epic…

Suddenly, there is the start of something, a march starts to play away in the backgound, slowly building, then …. then…….BANG in comes darkness, really eerie sounds play, like you’re lost in a dark forrest at midnight, and something is chasing you.

It’s really something, and it keeps you right there at the end of your seat. Trust me, music was made for telling stories, and redheat shows he is a master of his game.

After the darkness, the is a oboe? lead, chased by a violin, then without warning, the theme changes swiftly to a very immensly playful tune, like some sort of hobgoblins drinking, arguing, fighting, andf generally being silly and obnoxious…. Awesome. And there we have it. The tune is sadly, over.

Overall this track is a brilliant as it is technically excellent and audially orgasmic. I cannot think of a single reason to not give this less than 10/10, because to me, it’s flawless.

A year ago, I couldn’t help make comparisons to Discovery, and that is the main reason I chose to wait a year to review it. I was right to do this, because today, there are no comparisons to be made, this has nothing to do with Discovery, this is Escape From Marwinia! and I wont ever forget it.

By Martin Kilner aka Slammy