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4 stars Airbag is back again with their second album.

I gave their debut album a pretty hard scolding, the evidence (review) tells me. It is therefore a pleasure to return to the band again and a new album.

Airbag's music can best be described as a mix of Marillion, Pink Floyd, post rock and their fellow countrymen Gazpacho. In particular; the latter one. There is a lot of shoegazing in Airbag's music. A lot of inner reflections. A lot of emotions. A lot of romantic moods too.

The songs are mid tempo to slow. The sound is pretty big with a lot of details too. The music is driven by a lot of half-accoustic and electric guitars, vocals, Hammond organ (hooray !!) and keyboards, bass and drums. On the top of that, add Asle Torstrup's superb vocals. Superp because they fits this music perfectly. In short, their sound is a real winter warmer.

But everything depends on the quality of the songs. Are they any good ? I am happy to report that the quality of this album surpasses the groans I let out when discovering this album on my doormat. The seventeen and a half minutes long Homesick I-III is really superb where it winds it's way through a scenic landscape of Pink Floyd's, post rock and neo-prog. At times a bit hard, but always a very scenic journey through various landscapes. It is almost a symph prog epic..... Yes, you read me right. Almost a symph prog epic, it is. This song is only marginally better than the other songs though. The music is also surprisingly full of details. So much that these fifty minutes feels a bit short. And that is all the hallmarks of quality in my books.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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