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3.95 | 431 ratings

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3 stars I am a big Anekdoten fan and have enjoyed all of their albums from 'Vemod' to 'Gravity' but sadly this album does not live up to the expectations of Anekdoten's previous albums.

Anekdoten have tried to adopt a different sound in this album. This has not paid off. The song writing is nothing special to their previous works. Songs such as 'stardust and sand' get very annoyingly repetitive after time. However their are nice elements to 'A Time of Day' such as 'in for a ride' which is a truly atmospheric, melodic song and builds up excellently with flourishes of mellotron. Due to my love of the original 'Anekdoten sound' I feel hesitant to this 'new mainstream sound' they have adopted and it doesn't suite them. I have attempted over the time of a few weeks for the album to digest, but it simply hasn't happened for me. Its more of a personal opinion in a way. But it may not be the same for others who have purchased the album looking at the high % of vote.

I recommend Vemod to start, which is a true prog album in the style of King Crimson's 'Red'.

Batthingman | 3/5 |


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