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DET HAR ALDRIG HÄNT OCH KOMMER ALDRIG HÄNDA IGEN

Klotet

 

Eclectic Prog

3.38 | 7 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
3 stars 3.5 stars really!!

Second album (I believe) from this high-energy Swedish quartet (from Uppsalla), one that relies on relatively short instrumental pieces that range from (inspiration-wise) Samla Manna to standardier symphonic prog that can remind passages of Anglagard. Graced with a sinister decaying piglet & black crow artwork (courtesy of their guitarist and drummer), the guitar-keyboard duo fronting the band has to keep up with the consistently excellent rhythm section, even if sometimes they reach (relatively-speaking) Ramones-like simplicity (the opening of the second track, for ex), and the general feel is too high-powered to be able to sound really retro-prog.

Although it opens on some French-speaking movie-like intro (I suppose to pay homage to their distributing label Musea), the quartet starts out at 100 MPH and finishes the album at around 150 MPH, without ever letting and ignoring all the red traffic lights (if you'll except the blank spaces between the tracks), and they'll quickly intoxicate you well beyond your own drunk-driving tolerance. All four musicians are extremely gifted at their respective spot, but I tend to find the drummer a tad too binary (this is deceptively so), but the sheer repetition of high-speed tunes can get a bit tedious after the first few listens. If the delightful Milve-Sofia alternates between Rhodes (not enough, IMHO), organ and synths, it is unfortunately not enough to make a different or distinct soundscape for the 12 tracks. Thankfully, the album is relatively short, so the whole thing remains a pleasant affair that you won't get bored or annoyed. Not that you would anyway.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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