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Symphony Critias


Composer: Timothy Fehling
Label: Timothy Fehling
Release Date: 13 December 2022

Symphony Critias is the latest symphony project of Timothy Fehling (aka Swee Tooth). The original symphony was originally composed back in 2011-2012 using MIDI. It was only in 2021-2022 that Fehling worked on bringing it to life. The pieces on this collection are inspired by Greek gods and goddesses, adventure, love and war...

Over the years we've been lucky enough to review some of Timothy Fehling's releases. Swee Tooth II and 9 Short Stories are two incredibly memorable albums. In fact I still have 'Kingdom' listed on one of my favourite playlists. And now, thanks to Symphony Critias, I have 11 (42 min, 54 sec) new songs to add to that playlist.

The album packs so much in, while offering an impressive amount of diversity. At times it's epic ('Poseidon') at other moments there are melancholic reflective beats ('Pleione'). The whole album is an uplifting and engaging work of art.

Every now and then I picked up a beat here or a passage there that reminded me of some of my favourite film and game composers work... but nothing too distracting. The final moments of 'Pleione' reminded me very much of Hans Zimmer/Lorne Balfe's work on Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2009) - a soundtrack I've loved for a long time.

This is an original and awe inspiring collection of really beautiful pieces. It's multi layered and meticulously planned, resulting in an album that reaps rewards the more times you revisit it. I'd argue that this is Fehling's finest release to date.

All of Fehling's music can be listened to for free by visiting his website ( But if you want to support the artist you can buy this album digitally on Amazon or Apple Music.


Darren Rea

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