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4.07 | 365 ratings

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5 stars And... they did it. This is their masterpiece in my opinion. It has such a distinctive sound yet it has the warmth and feeling of their previous albums. Disheartened with most modern prog and it's watered down sound and /or derivative sound of the 70's (trying to sound complex yet most bands sounding the same) these guys come out with this album full of heartbreaking beauty and passion. They sing about reading books instead of watching tv, about the healing powers of the ocean and I cannot help myself think about the Socratic concept of "a life worth living" and how it sounds like that the lives of these musicians is just full of meaning (watch the promotional video for this album to understand what I mean).

There are dreamy guitar solos, MELLOTRON (I think it's a first on one of their albums?), nostalgic synths and then there's a whole different thing where the sound and textures just take on a new direction. But like any real masterpiece, in most cases, it takes a few spins to appreciate what they've done here.

Whether you've jumped into the bandwagon that disses Neo-Prog or just never gave them a chance: listen to this album a couple of times. REALLY listen to it. I'm sure you'll be surprised. For the rest of us, the fans, we only have to enjoy this powerful album and soar mighty, mighty high time and time again.

belatarr | 5/5 |


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