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A TIME OF DAY

Anekdoten

 

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3.95 | 274 ratings

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UMUR
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4 stars A Time Of Day is the fifth full-length studio album by Swedish progressive rock act Anekdoten. I´m pretty much a newcommer to Anekdoten´s music and have in the past couple of years worked my way through their discography from an end. The first four albums have been some great surprises for me and I´ve become quite hooked on Anekdoten. The last album Gravity (2003) is probably the most accessible album in Anekdoten´s discography and I´ve been very curious to hear what the band has cooked up for us on A Time Of Day.

The trademark dark, bass heavy and mellotron drenched progressive rock/ alternative rock sound of the predecessors is fully intact on A Time Of Day and fans of the band shouldn´t worry a bit before purchase. The vocals are as always kind of dreamy almost shoegazing in style. All songs on the album are of high quality and besides the excellent opening track The Great Unknown I´ll mention In For A Ride, A Sky About To Rain and 30 Pieces as some of the highlights. The latter contains a great guest performance by Gunnar Bergsten from Fläsket Brinner on flute. But as mentioned all songs are excellent.

The production is really of high quality too. Anekdoten´s sound on A Time Of Day is dark and organic which suits their music perfectly.

A Time Of Day is another great album by Anekdoten and it´s hard to imagine that they will ever fail to excite when listening to this music. The only complaint might be that there are few surprises on the album ( the addition of flute on 30 Pieces is one of them) but Anekdoten is obviously a band that only slowly adds new ideas to their basic foundation. But on the other hand who would want them to sound totally different? A Time Of Day fully deserves a 4 star rating ( maybe even a 4.5).

UMUR | 4/5 |

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