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3.67 | 43 ratings

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5 stars SOUP has lived since 2004 with its charismatic leader Erlend Viken at the head of the group; an alternative, crossover, extraordinary rock that distills expressive, dynamic and melancholic notes aided by the GIANT SKY Orchestra whose album is just my album of the year for now. This is their 5th production coming out on colorful vinyl, CD, digital and CD / vinyl mix with bonus atmospheric, art rock, post rock and a bit folk tones. The album cover was again created by Lasse Hoile for a unique visual.

5 titles, a blank to hide some bonuses which I won't tell you anything about, yes you have to have the collector's special! Songs that follow one another like a concept album, 'Burning Bridges' spearheading, intimate, a bit of PINK FLOYD and BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST in the distance and a dreamlike post rock maelstrom in the end. The song with a long crescendo that takes you far to the southern lands. 'Crystalline' versus Genesisian at first crystalline, a dark, melancholy and musical light-filled track that becomes languid before launching into a deafening apocalyptic finale, also ideal for testing your speakers. an interlude on the piano to tie up again to the world and the last two titles which bind to each other with beauty from the angels of the north, impressive melancholy spleen with an explosion even more beautiful than what l 'one can find on the old GENESIS, a little didgeridoo after; moments of bucolic sweetness allied to notes of intimacy that make you ... melt, yes you too a reader; the sidereal beauty is here to take you very far and not to make you come back, beware of danger because introspection may overwhelm you with its divine darkness, the price of this listening far from current musical criteria.

SOUP delivered a still perfect album, darker than her earlier year baby Giant Sky; the sound feels simple, almost flat 'to listen to and then intensifies over time and that's what's amazing. I read somewhere the allusion to a jazzy stroll with stressed ENO who mixes and WRIGHT at the controls as supervisor ... SOUP only needs its members to offer you the music of tomorrow, the one that has not. need a musical label but which gives pleasure to the listening time.

alainPP | 5/5 |


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