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4 stars Released simultaneously with the exciting Snowflake Midnite album, this is available as a digital format only. This is not unlike Mercury Rev in surprising a few in this case releasing two seperate albums at the same time. Strange Attractor basically is a very good album made up of instrumental tracks with some interspersed vocal overlays from time to time very reminiscent of God Speed You Black Empeor dialogue edits. Musically though very unique and the moods could be described as haunting, melancholic, beautiful and trippy! There is something special about Strange Attractor and after numerous listens I still can't quite put my finger on it. The album title perhaps the best hint.' Pure Joie de Solitude' is exquisite' as it takes you on a three minute trip.' Nocturne for Norwood' has some interesting vocal overlays and the opener ' Love is Pure' has great driving energy. This could well be one of the highlight releases for 2008. Excellent music and highly recommended.
Chris S | 4/5 |


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