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4 stars This is an excellent album from Galadriel. Far better than the previous one Mindscaper. Galadriel definitely made a step in professionalism and quality (of factor ten!).

Compositions are intelligent, emotional and well executed. The presence of Andy Sears at the backing vocals leads to sophisticated, futuristic and beatiful colors that you don't hear in prog usually. The epic "As Big Bang" is absolutely stunning, and if it doesn't disserve the traditionnal amount of complex measures required by lots of proggers. Anyway, you will find here incredible vocal harmonies and nice textures (that rivalises in quality and freshness with Ritual ones). The last song "Consumer Satisfaction" is simply beautiful and instantly stays in mind. Galadriel also add some fresh jazz fusion to its abilities, for the best, and mix it with some Peter Gabriel last period textures (and far better!).

While lots of bands are composing "automatically" their epics, Galadriel never forgot emotions. For fans of Peter Gabriel, Flaming Lips and new stuff. To me one of the best album of 2008 (and there are lots!).

pwawrzyn | 4/5 |


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