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3.52 | 72 ratings | 2 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Feel It (3:16)
2. Restriction (4:00)
3. Kid Corner (3:40)
4. End of Our Days (4:52)
5. Third Quarter Storm (5:26)
6. Half Built Houses (3:31)
7. Ride in Squares (6:35)
8. Ruination (3:52)
9. Crushed (5:55)
10. Black and Blue (3:44)
11. Greater Goodbye (6:08)
12. Ladders (5:03)

Total Time 56:02

Bonus track listed (but unavailable) on iTunes:
13. All the Time (2:46)

Bonus tracks on French CD, Dangervisit VISIT05CDX:
13. Routine (3:56)
14. Virtue (3:32)

Line-up / Musicians

- Darius Keeler / synthesizer, piano, programming, arrangements
- Danny Griffiths / synthesizer, samples, programming, arrangements
- Pollard Berrier / vocals, guitar, programming, arrangements
- Dave Pen / vocals, guitar
- Maria Q / vocals
- Holly Martin / vocals
- Steve Harris / guitar, backing vocals
- Jonathan Noyce / bass
- Steve ("The Menace") Davis / bass
- Steve ("Smiley") Barnard / drums
- Mickey Hurcombe / guitar, keyboards
- Rosko John / harmonica

Releases information

Digital album on iTunes (2015) (1 bonus track, "All the Time")
2LP+CD Dangervisit VISIT05LP (2015 UK) (2LP and CD contain the same tracks)
CD Dangervisit VISIT05CD (2015 UK)
CD Dangervisit VISIT05CDX (2015 France) (2 bonus tracks)
CDr Dangervisit (2015 UK) (promo)

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ARCHIVE Restriction ratings distribution

(72 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(28%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
Collectors/fans only (17%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

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Review by LearsFool
5 stars Archive triumphantly return in 2015 with some of their best work ever, a wonderful way to start the new year in prog. Starting out as a hidden gem of '90's trip hop that uniquely programmed mellotron and Hammond sounds into their samplers, they ended up moving into prog proper, along the way shedding the hop but not the trip. Their LP debut "Londinium" was masterful, but in their prog days so far their work, enjoyable as it has always been, pales to a fair degree. Until now, that is, with "Restriction" finding the band managing to finally truly master their style, and on top of that add post-industrial influences and so sealing this album's greatness. Their progressive trip rock comes out fully formed and better than ever, grabbing listeners with the one-two punch of "Feel It" and the title track, and only getting better and more enjoyable from there. Going through the record, there are also the aforementioned post-industrial moments, mainly the closer "Ladders", my personal favourite and an eerie yet appropriate way to end this journey. The band just pulls out all the stops to truly show what they can do. Fans will be bowled over in ecstasy and many other listeners will become hooked. This does prog bleakness better than some of Steven Wilson's work, even. Highly recommended to modern crossover and trip fans.

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3 stars My only other experience with Archive to this date has been with With Us Until You're Dead, about 6 months ago. And that was a very weird experience. On first listen, I was totally fascinated. It was like a merger of Porcupine Tree with bleep bloop- era Radiohead, simultaneously being rocky an ... (read more)

Report this review (#1357102) | Posted by Gallifrey | Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Review Permanlink

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