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Anekdoten - Until All The Ghosts Are Gone CD (album) cover




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4.14 | 678 ratings

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5 stars My ALL-TIME Greatest #7

As much as I love their past albums it's fair to highlight the present work in recognition of the maturity attained. What was already so good acquires in these songs, specially on the composing department, an extra dimension of quality: the original way they sound and makes them so immediately recognizable is fortunately untouched but the music is more elaborate and 'finished'.

Global Appraisal

What amazes me most since the first time I heard them, and gets now even more nuanced, is the uniqueness of the mix they achieve of characteristic affinities with 'traditional prog' and a modern and very personal 'progression', exploring on their own account new ways of expression.

I get immediately captivated right from the first notes by this singular architecture: the bass soloing upfront in the mix, the ever present Mellotron giving profundity and grandiosity, the peculiar voice of Nicklas carrying a dramatic accentuation to the lyrics, the rhythm guitar and drums marking the odd time in a kind of balancing move - what a treat, really, this band is!


I have to praise the tasteful and criterious use of acoustical instruments (namely guitar, vibes, flute, sax & cello) that far from getting submerged in the dense sea by the opposite punctuate the surface with interesting tasteful surprises that heighten the mystery of the journey, making it more the most rewarding.

Quinino | 5/5 |


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