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5 stars Having seen plenty of strong reviews for this album I thought I'd weigh in with my own opinion.

"The Aftermath of Silence" - Starts off softly with psychadelic voices and sounds before the grand entrance of the instrumentation and a beautiful Peter Green like guitar tone. The vocals are rich and enjoyable. Usually I am nervous when it comes to albums where all of the instrumentation is handled by one individual as I usually find that the artist concerned is good with the instruments but master of none of them. Halfway into this track the music in totality is master though and I'm taken away from listening to the seperate instruments into listening to the music as a whole. I'm reminded a great deal of later Camel albums just over halfway into the track (and that for me is a good thing). I was transported out of my head there for a while - only very, very good music can do that to me. Very nice indeed.

"Kryptonite Monologues" - Heavy, harsh clamorous beginning. I'm snapped out of my musical reverie brought on by the track before. This is the polar opposite of the previous track to start with but it isn't by any means horrible - it is very interesting, especially where the dramatic "operatic" vocals come into the fray. Once again I'm drawn into the music. A third of the way through this track becomes fragile and gentle (almost soft classical), changing the mood before swinging into the dramatic once again. The music swirls fascinatingly through different moods.

"The Irrelevant Love Song" - Again I'm reminded of later Camel albums in the opening of this track. Very emotive music indeed. It fleshes out into an emotional musical rollercoaster.

"Psychoanorexia" - Very fragile opening before some stunning musical pyrotechnics. I must say that during my listening session with this album I almost had to check that the tobacco in my cigarettes hadn't been tampered with. This is stunning music full of mood changes and it is head music in every sense of the word. Be prepared to be whisked away on a musical adventure if you spool this album up.

It is seldom that at the close of an album I just sit there absorbing the atmosphere and moods of what I just heard. This album is worthy of the praise that I've seen here on PA - Man is it worthy! A very solid 5 stars from me.

sukmytoe | 5/5 |


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