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A TIME OF DAY

Anekdoten

 

Heavy Prog

3.95 | 270 ratings

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FranMuzak
5 stars RETURN OF SWEDISH MAGICIANS

It happens to me almost each time i listen to Anekdoten, i feel hynotized, like an enchanted cobra under the mid-east piper command. And itīs happening again with this marvelous record that amazed me again, a cd that as a matter of fact took 4 years to see the light Looks like the magic number is 4 because thatīs the time it takes for them to release an album, with the exclusion of Nucleus which was released 2 years after their famous debut, and actually i think itīs their weakest (maybe they should waited 2 more years).

This is one of my Anekdotenīs favourites along with Vemod and From Within, and itīs also between my ī07 top 5. Their style is same but sharper and the production is superb, and itīs no news that they give us again a mellotron overdosis, with clever use of strings and flute, that if iīm not wrong never included before on any of their previous works.

The opening track"The Great Unknown" starts with power and then lead us to the classic synth driven tune with very sutil flute on the back and then powerful riffs and drums again. Second song "30 Pieces" is very compulsive with the inclusion of a flute solo. "King Oblivion" broght me a 60īs feeling with very nice guitar work. "Sky about to rain" is a mellower track nicely conected to the short but good "Every step i take" that reminds me of some Post-Rock bands. "Stardust and sand" is another mellow song with tons of diffent synths and melloton. "In for a ride" starts similar to the opener but faster and kind of psychedelic. The album ends perfectly with "Prince of the ocean" beautiful spacey track.

With this output Anekdoten proves again to be one of the reigning acts of modern prog, leaving behind that statement of being King Crimson clones, and giving us each time fabulous recordings. If the next album will be as good as this one, iīll be glad to wait another 4 years!

Viva el Prog!

FranMuzak | 5/5 |

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