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THE SUN ALSO RISES

Knight Area

 

Neo-Prog

3.98 | 118 ratings

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Menswear
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4 stars Satisfying but unsurprising.

Sometimes you browse in a pile of used cds and finally this super cool artwork catches your eyes. After admiring the great cover you wonder: 'Man, if only the substance could match the retainer'. And then you pop it in. And you smile. Cashier slides your card, Ka-ching, thank you very much, have a nice day.

Oh my day got nicer the day I bought Knight Area. The band's name scored high on the cheese-o-meter in my head. But nevertheless, I gave the band a chance considering the fact of the beauty of the package. After that, I realized that maybe the band's name was settle in consequence of the choice of the cover. Anyway, congrat's at Mattias Noren for a delightful package.

Enough with superficial marketing jibberish; is the record decent ?

Yes.

But don't expect anything new or a great cavalcade of sonic originality. We are on well known ground. Knight Area could be compared to a bunch of guys climbing up the mount Everest. They planted their flag on top, but many did the same throughout the years before and will do in the future. But it's still an appreciable effort. You listen to this when you feel like not feeding your brain anymore. Pop the plug in your head and just fill up on good choruses, catchy Ayreon keyboard lines sprinkled with tiny Pink Floyd marshmallows.

Altough the record is not reinventing the wheel, I still do feel attachement to it. Could it be the soft piano, the sharp guitars, the dreamy Camel flute, the vocals that reminds me the good ol' days of New Order? This is like a blend of Camel, Ayreon, New Order and Pink Floyd. I do feel attached to all those bands, so hearing the best of all those is pretty comforting. I didn't waste my money but I shouldn't count on the replay value too much since it's rather short (50 minutes).

Overall amateurs of New Order, Ayreon and Pink Floyd will certainly find something to chew for days.

Entertaining, precise and gets to the point. Great for a quick fix.

Menswear | 4/5 |

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