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3.92 | 19 ratings | 1 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Pilgrim (7:55)
- Trace Of Light
- Pilgrim
- Thin Line
2. Sad Song (3:44)
3. Moonlight Meadow (6:33)
4. Ancient Queen And Modern Ladies (3:50)
5. From The Mist Rows The Bard (4:37)
6. Deeply Connected (8:09)
7. Evening Breeze (2:27)

Total Time: 37:25

Line-up / Musicians

- Jouko Höytämö / drums
- Jukka Höytämö / guitar
- Matti Inkinen / vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
- Matti Kervinen / vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
- Ilpo Komulainen / bass

Guest musicians:
- Kalle Fält / flute (1), soprano saxes (4)
- Maria Hänninen / violin, backing vocals (6)
- Sami Sarhamaa / additional guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, percussions
- Teijo Tikkanen / additional keyboards (4 & 5)
- Tuure Paalanen / cello (3)

Releases information

CD Silence N° SLC026 (2005)

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PAX ROMANA Trace Of Light ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(74%)
Good, but non-essential (5%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Matti
4 stars (1st written review on this Finnish album.)

The band info tells that these guys were playing together in the 70's but it took 3 decades to gather in the studio for an album. Better late than never! (BTW, it was recorded in Iisalmi, my former home town in Eastern Finland.) At first I didn't quite like it, but when I listened to it for the second time, I played it again immediately and realized it's great listening. One could say it reminds Gilmour-led Pink Floyd - and as there are some flutes and female background vocals (wish there were more...), one thinks of MOSTLY AUTUMN.

Matti Kervinen (keyb) sings on three tracks and Matti Inkinen (guitars) on other three if I remember right. Some are instrumentals. Kervinen has a pleasant baritone but Inkinen's slightly unusual vocals I disliked at first. He forms his voice like Tom Waits, you know, sort of spitty out-of-breath roughness. But I started to like it, except into one track it doesn't suite so well. Compositions are tasteful and intelligent without stretching very far from accessible melodic rock music into overblown prog trickery. Sometimes it soars beautifully like Camel, and the production is just perfect. Very recommendable album!

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