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TIMELOSS

Paatos

 

Crossover Prog

3.86 | 113 ratings

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Greger
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4 stars I have always praised and worshiped everything connected with Stefan Dimle and Reine Fiske, both previous members of LANDBERK. Together with LANDBERK and MORTE MACABRE they have created some of the finest albums in progressive rock since the beginning of the 90's. Now they're back as a part of the new band PAATOS and a new album titled "Timeloss". When I first heard it I became very doubtful. The first four songs were traceable to the sound and music of LANDBERK, but the last track "Quits" who clocks in at 12:17 minutes is still after much listening hard for me to get used to. It's a chaotic drum & bass song mixed with avant-garde and jazz-rock, complete with saxophone, trumpet and trombone.

The rest of the album is comparable to LANDBERK in many ways, with delicate Mellotron playing, Swedish melancholy and Reine Fiske's beautiful and unmistakable guitar playing. They also seem to have been influenced by BJÍRK, PORTISHEAD, SIGUR ROS and SUGARCUBES. Much of the differences also lie in the beautiful female vocals by Petronella Nettermalm.

Overall it's a very diverse album. If you consider that to be a good or bad thing is up to you. If it weren't for "Quits" I would've given the album a full rating (10/10), but as that particular song is 1/5 of the album and in playing time almost 1/3, I can't give it more than 8 out of 10. Perhaps it's just me being too conservative. "Hypnotique", " TÚa" and "They are Beautiful" alone does however make the album a must have for fans of LANDBERK and MORTE MACABRE.

Greger | 4/5 |

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