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INDIAN SUMMER

Landberk

 

Heavy Prog

3.57 | 87 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I think part of the reason I relate so well to this band is that i'm a Canadian who has to put up with a long Winter every year just like these Swedes.There's almost a longing that can be felt in this music, a longing that only us Northerners who spend up to 4 months in snow, ice and cold can possibly understand. LANDBERK continue to drift from their progressive roots on this their final album. This is very much an atmospheric and melancholic affair with a rich full sound. We still get lots of mellotron just not as much as before. I was reminded of PAATOS at times which isn't surprising since some of the band members here would go on to form that band.

"Humanize" opens with some atmosphere as mellotron and a beat take over. Vocals follow. This song seems to drift along. I like the plodding yet prominant bass. "All Around Me" is about being stuck in the middle of Winter. Sounds build as vocals join in. Processed vocals and mellotron before 2 minutes then back to the previous sound as contrasts continue. A calm before 5 1/2 minutes that sounds amazing. Fiske plays some intricate melodies before 7 1/2 minutes as it continues calm to the end. "1st Of May" is a date that is very meaningful because you know Winter is dead and gone. So yes we get more energy here as drums pound, and the vocals are more passionate too. Mellotron after a minute with some excellent guitar in tow. "I Wish I Had A Boat" is melancholic as reserved vocals come in. What a gorgeous track with the mellotron and atmosphere.

"Dustgod" is really the first uptempo track and the drums and vocals stand out. A feel good tune. The guitar takes the lead before 4 1/2 minutes to end it. "Dream Dance" is the only song on here I was familiar with from the "Progfest 95" album. A bass intro as guitar is strummed. Drums then vocals come in. This is catchy yet dark and mysterious. An incredible sound after 3 1/2 minutes with that relentless beat along with guitar and mellotron. "Why Do I Sleep" opens with laid back guitar as drums and bass join in. Vocals arrive around a minute. This is a hypnotic and melancholic track and I love it. Things get more passionate late. "Indian Summer" features a beautiful opening guitar melody as soft vocals join in. The vocals stop and all that's left is the lone guitar melodies.

Check out tszirmay's review which describes the music much better.Thankyou LANDBERK and Thomas for the meaningful music.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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