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3.00 | 151 ratings | 7 reviews | 4% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Intro (0:46)
2. Snowman (4:26)
3. Put It on the Air (5:10)
4. Souvenir (3:37)
5. Steal Yourself (3:52)
6. 117 (6:23)
7. Beach House (5:07)
8. Substitute for Murder (6:10)
9. Dinglers Horses (4:19)
10. When Earth Lets Go (4:49)

Total Time 44:39

Line-up / Musicians

- Jan-Henrik Ohme / lead & backing vocals
- Jon-Arne Vilbo / guitars
- Thomas Andersen / keyboards, programming
- Roy Funner / bass
- Robert Johansen / drums

- Mikael Krømer / violin (10)

Releases information

Artwork: Jon-Arne Vilbo

2LP Kscope ‎- KSCOPE890 (2015, Germany)

CD Self-released (2004, Norway)
CD Intact Records ‎- Intact CD07 (2005, Germany)

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GAZPACHO When Earth Lets Go ratings distribution

(151 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(4%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (15%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

GAZPACHO When Earth Lets Go reviews

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Review by Atavachron
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2 stars Progressive rock? Well, OK, sure, though Gazpacho's release from 2004 sounds suspiciously like a pop record... a good and inventive one, but a pop record just the same. The material is well-produced and filled with delightful background imagery, texture and depth. But frankly this collection of ten songs is almost indistinguishable from any number of other talented but slick bands gearing for a spot in the indie top 40. Drawing on a chic modern swank, Gazpacho will surely thrill aging MTVers by presenting something a bit more. As if R.E.M., the Mermen and Chris Isaak got together for a one-off concept album.

Review by ZowieZiggy
1 stars I have to admit that I have some MAJOR difficulties with this album. The most evident one is to find ONE song of interest.

It is a long and dull journey into some boring electronic music: synthetic music all the way through. I could endorse their music during Bravo but this follow-up has really nothing to do with it.

This album is just a long and pitiful piece of music: a boring complaint all the way through. To imagine that this band is considered in the cross-over prog genre is just a mystery for me. Maybe one song could fall into the description: Beach House and that's it.

Is this because there are some fine keys featured? Or some Marillion Mark II uninspired vocals? I don't know. What's for sure is that this album is just a painful moment. You could except Dinglers Horses which holds a fine melody line and finally some good musical substance.

This album almost holds forty minutes of torture which aren't worth more than one star. This Gazpacho soup has no flavour. It is all tasteless and useless.

Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars "When Earth Lets Go" is the 2nd full-length studio album by Norwegian rock act Gazpacho. The album is a self-released affair. The debut album "Bravo (2003)" attracted the attention of Marillion, who offered Gazpacho the support slot on their 31-date European "Marbles (2004)" tour which ran through 11 countries. Before going on tour with Marillion, Gazpacho opted to record and release "When Earth Lets Go", to have more material to chose from for their setlist.

The music on "When Earth Lets Go" more or less continue the semi-progressive rock style of itīs predecessor and as such it feels like a very natural successor to "Bravo (2003)". The warm, emotional and melancholic vocals by lead vocalist Jan H. Ohme are still the center of attention but the rest of the band also deliver a pleasant and warm backing. The music is predominantly mainstream vers/chorus structured and using the word "progressive" about the music might be stretching the definition of progressive rock a slight bit but tracks like "Snowman", "Put It On The Air" and "Substitute for Murder" do all possess innovative and slightly progressive elements. But itīs with emotional impact that "When Earth Lets Go" will hit the listener and not by adventurous ideas, and Gazpacho succeed well in laying the foundation for that impact. "When Earth Lets Go" is generally a very warm album featuring a melancholic atmosphere.

The musicianship are on a good level all around. The addition of a drummer since the debut (which featured programmed drums) provides the music with more punch even though this is rather mellow music for the most part. "When Earth Lets Go" features a warm and pleasant sound production to go along with the mellow atmosphere, so all elements suit each other.

Upon conclusion "When Earth Lets Go" isnīt much of a surprise if you are already familiar with the music on "Bravo (2003)" but itīs another decent effort by the band and there is enough development of the bandīs sound to call it a step up from the debut. "When Earth Lets Go" is recommendable if you enjoy warm, melancholic and emotional rock with some (few) references to progressive rock. A 3 star (60%) rating is deserved.

Latest members reviews

3 stars The second release by Gazpacho continues a similar mood set by their debut Bravo. One could've expected something a little more "proggy" in my opinion, but not to be, not this time around at least. Songs like Put It On The Air and Substitute For Murder makes for an interesting listen. Not as ... (read more)

Report this review (#1092208) | Posted by Ozymandias | Thursday, December 19, 2013 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Gazpacho continue the fine traditionthan Norweigan musiciabs have for stretching the boundries of genres; whwter ir be Jazz, post-rock or anything else. the sophomore albumis asfine asthefirst... This is an imaginative band, with a myriad of influences filtered and distilled tocreateaunique mu ... (read more)

Report this review (#573597) | Posted by Matt-T | Wednesday, November 23, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Gazpacho's second album marks a further adventure for the band and an improvement in one of the two areas that the first album was lacking: They now have a full time drummer in the group and this adds greatly to the sound. Where as Bravo was an odd mix of Muse, Depeche Mode and classical, Whe ... (read more)

Report this review (#48474) | Posted by | Monday, September 26, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Even if it is a bit commercial album, music shifts are very precise, and voice is overwhelming. I really enjoyed this album and its live performance. Melodies are fantastic, move you to sing outloud shameless while driving, thatīs the definitive test for me. Perhaps the only lack, in my opinio ... (read more)

Report this review (#31835) | Posted by | Wednesday, December 8, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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