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2 stars Where is their identity ?

This new Norwegian band has created a stirr with their gigs and touring with Gazpacho. So I was looking forward to hear this, their debut album.

This album comes across as a mix of laid back Pink Floyd, Radiohead and A-ha and Morten Harket solo. Add some dozens of British melancholic indie bands too and you get my drift. The sound is excellent and based on a lot of guitars, some synth (including some hammonds) and the good vocals from Asle Tostrup. The bass is pretty much in the front of the mix. The tempo is laid back and melancholic.

The songs are pretty anonyme though and herein lays my problems with this album. Nothing happens on this album. It feels like drone rock at times. Everything is in one tempo and repetetive. I have been listening to this album for two months now and I have yet to decode it. I simply do not get it. I am sure the music is better live than on an album. But this album is not for me. Sorry !

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


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