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The Amber Light


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4.09 | 32 ratings

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4 stars Although such bands like RADIOHEAD (at least the later releases) or TALK TALK are normally not that much my cup of tea, I have to agree in most points to Diddy. Yes the voice reminds sometimes to that one of Thom Yorke, but I've to say as well, fortunately less melancholic and moaning and the fact that Luis Gabbiani is singing in three different languages is adding up some own and unique touch moreover. My favourite track is "Tartaros", it's very nicely done and does not have lengthy slow parts which I don't like so much personally. "Devil Song" is quite mellow as well, but nice to listen and not very long. The next track, "Gangsters" is the weirdest and most divers one on the album with a quite tough beginning passing over to swing/jazz type part with Spanish lyrics and finishing with an awesome and weird saxophone breakout. Really a great progressive song with a slight touch of VDGG but nevertheless a rather unique one. "The drowning man in my hands" is a bit too slow after the last track and is taking out some energy and continuity in my impression. The next track "Hide inside" I find not bad but not very outstanding as well. Despite being very passionate for lengthy tracks, I have to say that "Clock Hands Heart" is almost too long and lacks a bit diversity for a 14 min - track. The last one, a lengthy track as well is very nice with Italian lyrics and offerering well-composed alternations between slower and faster parts, but still too little diversity for timing I think.

As a conclusion I'd like to say that the album is a quite notable full-length debut. Although offering not too many highlights for my personal taste, I still would call it a good addition to any collection and therefore I'm giving it 4 stars. But I don't agree to Diddy in that point that it almost deserves 5 stars, since one could not call it necessarily a masterpiece. For sure there are still great things to be expected by these guys!

hdfisch | 4/5 |


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