Virtual Boy – Symphony No. None (2011)
Symphony No. None is Virtual Boy´s new aptly titled EP. Like composers of a true symphony, the Los Angeles duo arranged the EP into four “movements” (songs): “Thrust,” “Breach of the Decedents,” “The Future Holds a Beat,” and “Mass.” The symphonic influence is probably most noticeable in the introductory and concluding songs.
The EP isn’t that musically complex, but it’s unique, it provokes a strong emotional response, and it guides the listener through what seems to be a brilliant cyber-journey. Some people might laugh at its apparent goofiness, but others will appreciate the art of this new kind of symphonic narrative. One thing is for certain: Symphony No. None is a symphony like “none” other. (theuntz)