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Anekdoten - A Time Of Day CD (album) cover




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3.94 | 362 ratings

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5 stars Anekdoten are one of that delicious bands coming from Sweden in the 90s that bring back the classic symphonic feel, being a King Crimson cover band in their beginnings. Through the years they have managed to build a unique sound, identified by images of sweetness, abyss, rage and melancholy. Always sounding from the heart and soul.

Time Of A Day is their last effort to date and IMHO they have created perfect beauty in each every song, is hard to tell what's inside this album, but I can tell you it's full of passion. Mellotron and vintage keyboards are usual leading rolls, and cello and flute are simply dreamy and precious, but one can't forget the perfect rhythm section of this band. Guitars are well crafted into the songs, crystaline arpeggios or fiery reminiscent riffs from the red crimson period. Production is great and every song gets benefit from that.

30 Pieces, A Sky About To Rain, are examples of sad and melancholical beaut. Instrumental crescendo and armonic balance make EveryStep I Take so eerie. The Great Unknown has a magical vocal performance. In For A Ride reminds me of the first Camel efforts, with a great keyboard and bass work. Prince Of The Ocean and Stardust And Sand are the mellowest songs in the album and are leaded by the vocal performance and the touching lyrics.

Anekdoten clearly deserve 5 stars for this album!

migue091 | 5/5 |


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