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5 stars Gazpacho's Night - an absolute highlight of 2007!

This was my first album I've ever heard by them, and I instantly got into them.

I can only praise this real masterpiece: a great concept about the dream, huge amounts of emotion, good lyrics and marvellous instrumentation characterize the album. Including the violin in rock music is always a dangerous decision - it can easily turn into dilettantism, but turns into something beautiful!

Track by track:

1. Dream of Stone: This is the longest song, clocking at 17:01. Ambient-ish, and introduce all the elements the concept will consist in the further songs.

2. Chequered Light Buildings: The most beautiful track in its wholeness. The vocal melodies are very fine. My another favourite piece is when the violin plays only a minor second sounding like a guitar.

3. Upside Down: Awesome, especially the opening part, where Ohme sings the first line extended before singing it in real-time, and that piano melody which makes me shiver every time I hear it.

4. Valerie's Friend: At first its mood seems to be happier as that of the first three, but with the chorus the sad and relaxing mood which is a typical property of the whole album. Maybe the weakest track, but this means also good in Night.

5. Massive Illusion: Absolutely fantastic. Can't say anything else. 13 minutes, and what an experience! From the opening through the clapping section to the 4 minutes long ending piano-violin solo...everything is on its right place and the emotion overflows the entire song. That of the finest moments in the history of music.

The best situation for listening to this album is a winter night, while it is snowing...

Five stars, obviously.

Diaby | 5/5 |


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