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3.42 | 29 ratings

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5 stars First I thought this should get 3 stars (2,9), but soon I noticed that "Se vuosi" and "Vanha surullinen laulu" were masterpieces. I don't like "Kaupungin naiset" - I think it's for the bigger audience (which doesn't exist), or just because they like basic blues rock, which can be heard from other songs, too. "Atlantis" is atmospheric song, almost like the first and the last song on this album, but it just has some stupid periods though the melodies are nice occasionally.

But 4 (3,5 or less - but still somehow has to get extra) stars for the songs everyone should hear. And I'm pretty amazed that this album isn't widely known by Finnish progfans. To name quickly something different that reminds this, I say Seventh Wave's "Star Palace Of The Sombre Warrior". Except this is more jazz/fusion, and of course psychedelic/space rock. Nova is pretentious, but not too much - the instruments are a bit lame (like in psychedelic rock..), except keyboards with bass and vocals, which are the center of the music. Background is very harmonic and melodic, like vocals too which has nice modulation in it particularly in the best parts of the songs. Music is rather slow-moving, but complex enough and has different moods and musical styles - mostly JAZZrock instrumentals. Harmonies change very delightfully and the sad lyrics empowers them, or vice versa. "Vanha surullinen laulu" = old sad song is very sad, and although lyrics are also little bit naive, they are very touching. Funny that it's actual and political, song title consists "old".

Timeless, emotional, dynamically sad.

progressive | 5/5 |


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