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Prime Mover


Crossover Prog

3.43 | 8 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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4 stars For me this album is the best achievement of this group, and due it's accessibility and fine quality I would recommend this most sincerely to anybody liking artistic rock music.

The album opens with a wonderful track "Telefonsamtal från norr ", sounding like softer version of modern Rush. Pleasant polyrhythmic guitar layers allow basis for very fine melodies, giving a fine first impression and setting proper mood for the album. The positive moods continue with the groovy second song leading to the delicate electronics of "Sväljer mina ord". The song has a pleasantly catching riff, strong melody lines, and pretty conclusion at the slow moments at the song's end. Nice acoustic mystic tale "In i dimman" follows sounding like a story told by a father to his children. "Ingenting" contains different contrasting elements, minor key intro leading to more faster hard rock riffs, which then reveal a quite dramatic melodic song, referring to the earlier riff now and then. This long track is quite logical with the changes, keeping coherent form within its vivid structures. "Styrd av plaskort" continues melodically in slightly oppressing moods, being calm and atmospheric song with interesting short sections in it. Next song "I verkligheten" has a form shifting from quiet moments to more rocking phases. "Sänt vi behöver" has a very nice quiet start, little reminding sounds on Landberk's "Indian Summer" record. This is quite pretty melodic number, though there's a contrasting elements composed to this song also. Following track "Enbart psykopat" starts similarly with a melodic moody part and changes then to more brisker rockier main tune. "Sagt och gjort" is quite basic pop/rock tune, very nice guitar solo found from it. Last track "En yrkeshjältes vedermödör" is the longest song here, having quite progressive start, with choral and everything, also pompous classical styled movements and flute sections reminding slightly tones of Änglagård. Here the song follows more logical straits, containing a small epic building from the separate compositional parts in vein of classic progressive rock song philosophies.

The record offers something for a listener wishing interesting musical content, but probably won't drive away listeners of more accessible conventional rock music either. Controversial musical elements are arranged well, creating pleasant and logical experience I liked the album cover concept much: Abstract and stylistic, then inside warm pictures of Finnish nature concealed within. Also from all of the four records I heard from the group this is clearly best, a highpoint achieved with the devoted work of honest musicians. It tastes like a life lived with love and sincere kindness.

Eetu Pellonpaa | 4/5 |


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