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THE FINAL BREATH BEFORE NOVEMBER

Edison's Children

 

Neo-Prog

3.96 | 224 ratings

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Scott Brownstone
5 stars The sophomore jinx has been cast out by the Children!

The Final Breath Before November continues to leave me breathless; however, I've decided to come up for air and tell you that it is simply magnificent.

I have diligently tried to find a way to describe this remarkable and one of a kind release. After many listens on both headphones and my home stereo and I remain speechless. Therefore, I must write.

Rarely do I discuss individual tracks or breakdown individual pieces of a track and this review shall be no different in that regard. Suffice to say that there are three tracks and the last is Silhouette in 13 parts. Once you begin listening you may rest assured that you will be unable to stop.

This is not an "Alien Concept Album" ; however, it does have musical nods to their first release "In The Last Waking Moments" (superb in it's own right) in an unobtrusive way. This makes the album accessible to audiences (of all types of music) while still giving lovers of the first album a tip of the hat so to speak.

The ability to provide such dynamic and dramatic soundscapes is clearly one of the many fortes of Eric Blackwood and Pete Trewavas. Once submersed fully in the isolation chamber that is your mind assimilating The Final Breath Before November you will find your own way thanks to the open writing style and the soulful and truthfulness of the music.

The Final Breath Before November is something for each of us to make our own like a good book. You can visualize your own story and take your own meaning and thoughts from what is heard without being thrust into Edison's Children's mindset during the writing process.

I have my own visualization of what this album is about and I will say this much only (in order to avoid "a spoiler"): Silhouette is an absolutely chilling (and I suspect true) ghost story experienced by one of Edison's Children's members and whenever I listen to it I get goosebumps. This is not a figure of speech and I am not someone who is easily moved.

Whatever pigeon hole (genre) you'd like to put this release into is fine by me, but this album is a 100 percent zero caveat "Must Buy" asap.

Don't miss this one or it may be your final breath ;)

Scott Brownstone | 5/5 |

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