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PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY

Lands End

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.64 | 26 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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4 stars I like the ambient and very relaxing music featured on "Pacific Coast Highway". "Lands End" is made of some Californian musicians deeply influenced by the sea. I quite like the descripton made in their bio : "Aquatic" prog.

The major influence is Floyd. Once you have listened to the fantastic opening track, you should be convinced. They will even add some poppisch sounds (some sort of instrumental chorus). Vocals are very smooth (to fit the music) and the music performed is just so pleasant. Lots of synthesizers and excellent guitar solo (fully Gilmouresque). A great opener and already a highlight.

But the whole of this album is so beautiful...Of course, this is very tranquil music. Listening to this while being exhausted or nervous is a very good and drug-less therapy. Do try it. Even a short track as "Neptunes Last Tear" holds some nice elements.

The second highlight is the peaceful and harmonious "Requiem Of The Sea". Some of you might feel it a bit sleepy but that's what "Lands End" music is all about.

"Persistant Memories" is a bit more rhytmy and is a good break at almost half time of this release. Because, "Lands End" will always release long albums. The chorus is even somewhat poppy. Unexpected but pleasant. And even if the longest track is not brilliant, "At Lands End" features a somptuous guitar solo which revitalize it rather effectively.

The long closing number "The Last Word" has very melodic vocals which is to be mentioned since this album is almost instrumental. Another highlight.

This work is definitely connected with "Floyd". The early one and the later one. At times eevn combined in one song ("The Last Word"). Needless to say that I very much like this.

Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |

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