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3.82 | 31 ratings

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3 stars Strange thing is how fast the music flows - the track lengths feel like they're half of the real length, though there isn't even notably very different phases.

Kaukaisen maan laulut (1.) is much like Hidria Spacefolk, combined with somehow ethereal female vocals and some Kingston-Wall-like instrumental at the end. Pilvilaivat (2.) is very atmospheric pop, and as pop, or post-rock pop it's a rather long track. Still, there's no big instrumentals and the progressive rock is dexterously hiding under and the length is not a problem. The chorus melody is very nice (slightly clichéic but you can't be loving that woman's singing). Akasha (3.) is the song that at the latest gets resemblance with Porcupine Tree, Riverside etc. stronger. Koti (4.) is much like the same (well, not like the same, but flowing in the same way), but it explodes in the middle. Perhosen siiven kuvioissa (5.) grows into the end, with distant choir (that's on other tracks, too, for example even in a form of guitar. Opeth's half-acoustic guitar passages are also present here before the climax.

I think a short review like this suffices, though the resemblances with other band aren't so clear after all. The music is very harmonic, and flowing, as I said, but not too light. Lyrics are nice, though could sound a bit naive. Mostly they are so ethereal and slow that it's hard to say what it says, but I think it's a good thing.

I could give two stars, because this is not my kind of music, but I'm pretty sure that someone could easily give this even five stars (and this is first review and I am Finnish) So if you like the bands mentioned (also and especially Anekdoten and Paatos, though I still don't think Kurki so psychedelic and strong), get yourself liking this.

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