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Experimental/Post Metal

3.02 | 5 ratings

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3 stars Yes, Senmuth got an acoustic guitar and a dutar and he just wanted to test his two new instruments on this calm, meditative and insightful record for us. In fact, he plays both instruments quite well and his skills remind me a little bit of Cat Stevens, Carlos Santana and even Shawn Phillips. This is the perfect record to get in touch with a Mexican beauty during a relaxed barbecue supper next to a campfire. Yes, I know, I have an overwhelming creativity again, just like Senmuth has.

Honestly said, the album really has a slightly Hispanic folk feeling and makes me think of beautiful vacations somewhere in the south. The album title may sound complex, intellectual and ambitious but the music is amongst the most simplistic stuff Senmuth has ever done in his huge discography so don't get fooled here. It's though good to take a break and feel a human touch in his music after many ambitious and detailed projects. If you are looking for a progressive, doom or metal record, you're definitely not at the right address here.

Of course, we have heard music like this before but Senmuth's joy and passion during the soft jams is well transferred here. The album has a great flow, sounds coherent and very atmospheric. The only outstanding track from this concept is the album closer "Morning Swallow" that is a little bit quicker and more rhythm orientated to awake us after almost thirty minutes of hypnotizing tranquility.

In the end, this album is a great choice if you feel to take a break and think about vacations and exotic beauties to escape from reality. This can also easily be considered as great and inoffensive background music for calm barbecue suppers or campfires with your friends. We should simply take this album as it is and don't expect anything mindblowing in here. On the other side, Senmuth has done much more innovating stuff and this soft acoustic instrumental record can't be classed among his highlights.

Originally released on on August 18th of the year 2011.

kluseba | 3/5 |


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