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A SENSE OF LOSS

NoSound

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.60 | 57 ratings

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axeman
3 stars I think this would be an decent addition to any collection. It's classified as Psychadelic/Space Rock, but it's symphonic enough for my tastes. There is little droning and avoids the harmony-by-repetition, and not fully resolved harmonies thing that happens with a lot of "space music".

There is a segment of droning half way through the well-done Winter Will Come, but it ends up resolving itself nicely into a legato harmony of broad string movements. And in this way, they are reminiscent of the way that Porcupine Tree uses subtle melodies in their ambient portions, and thus always come off as more "symphonic" for me.

Winter is the highlight of the album for me, and well worth it's 15 minutes.

I guess I could say that this sounds somewhat like Porcupine Tree, and it reminds me of the more abstract stuff that Big Big Train is doing these days, like in the filler tracks in Difference Machine. But it just doesn't sound quite as derivative as that. Gigi Zito's drums, well-featured in Some Warmth into this Chill often have the spontaneous, cymbal dominant feel that Lee Harris gave Talk Talk at their best.

My real rating is more like 3.5, but I round it to a 3 simply because I can't recommend it as "excellent" to people who might find it "too similar" to PT. In the end, the sounds capture the "Sense of Loss" in the title, without being boring and morose and gave me enough to want to listen to the rest of their history.

axeman | 3/5 |

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