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4 stars Destined Solitaire is Beardfish's fifth record from 2009. The band consisted of Rikard Sjöblom, David Zackrisson, Robert Hansen and Magnus Östgren. I have enjoyed some of their albums and they do very talanted and special music, perfectly matching the progressive ear. You can talk about influences and say you hear Zappa and Samla mammas manna hear but primarily it is Beardfish and nothing more. They create very pleasant soundscapes with fantasy and passion. I though of Renaissance in one song: the piano in "Cou de Grace" had som symphonic classical feeling in a song with a french sounding harmonium for example. A beautiful instrumental song. The first song: "Awaken the sleeping" is also instrumental and very good with whirling keys. The best track is the longest: "Until you comply/ Entropy". That song is amazing. It is coherent it allways gives you something new. The melody and the vocals is thrilling. The lyrics are strange and exciting. A brilliant piece. "Where the rain comes in" is an adventurous trip with some jazz and som rock and som symphonics. It tales a tale in words and vocals.

No track on this disc is bad or mediocre. It is a high quality in everything. Beardfish had honed their music til that day. There are a lot to enjoy here, and to listen to again and again. My problem is the lenght of this record. They could have hamde it even more perfect with cut som minutes away and concentrated on the best songs. This is all good but prolonged. It's too much time to give this record five stars but it's really worth four. Yes you can find interesting parts in every composition here and you won't be disappointed. This is a record and a group I would recommend every day. Best song: "Until you comply/entropy". The singer has also a nice voice.

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |


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