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4.05 | 514 ratings

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4 stars (9/10) A blend of the finest music, distilled in two luxury casks.

I've found the similarity with a long-aged, precious whiskey to last work by Echolyn indeed really fit. How else to describe the flavors, and the long persisting tastes after each sip (spin) of one of the 2 CDs that make up this jewel? I wanna make it clear: I cannot give this one 5 stars, because they already had it for "Mei" and "As the world"; I wouldn't be trustworthy If I gave another one, I would look too biased. And a point less is also for the less dynamic rhythm with respect to "The End is Beautiful" that was a great feature. But,... now let's look at the pure gold in this bottle(s): Echolyn starts with a blast, "Island", that's a 17-min incredible piece, that would suffice for everything else. And followed by a 3-min straight pop tune, that is so good. And then again a rollercoaster (at mild speed...!) of hooks, melodies, great tunes...all carved down to the very last note. I've found myself thinking that not any single sound is out of place, or redundant: anote, a chord, a sound, a drop of nectar. A Michelangelo's stone sculpture in music. Now to stay in tune with this marvellous band, I'l finish my review here, not to be too indulgent with myself. This is my last review of the year 2012, for my best record of 2012.

ingmin68 | 4/5 |


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