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THE DIARY OF ROBERT REVERIE

Needlepoint

Crossover Prog


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4.00 | 31 ratings | 4 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2018

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Robert Reverie (4:13)
2. On the Floor (4:50)
3. All Kinds of Clouds (4:54)
4. Will It Turn Silent (3:02)
5. In My Field of View (3:14)
6. Grasshoppers (3:38)
7. Beneath My Feet (3:21)
8. In the Sea (3:48)
9. Shadow in the Corner (3:11)

Total Time 34:11

Line-up / Musicians

- Bjørn Klakegg / guitars, bass, voices
- David Wallumrød / keyboards, synthesizers, clavinet, voices
- Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen / bass, synthesizer, guitars, voices
- Olaf Olsen / drums & percussion, voices

Releases information

CD BJK Music BJKCD105 (2018)
LP+CD BJK Music BJKLP105 (2018)

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NEEDLEPOINT The Diary of Robert Reverie ratings distribution


4.00
(31 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
30%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
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Good, but non-essential (30%)
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Review by DamoXt7942
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4 stars Their musical scope should be unclassified. This "unclassified" can be thought as progressive. "The Diary Of Robert Reverie" has been released in 2018 as NEEDLEPOINT's fourth full-length album. Their musical basis is quite diverse ... comfortable chorus and charming catchy melodic moments here and there along with jazzy, Pink Floyd-ish psychedelic, ethnic, or RIO-ish complex movements are packed into this album all around. Only each essence cannot explain their appearance entirely but via their 'overall' elements we can understand their creativity.

Anyway I guess their musical posture that can be heard all over their production would be 'acceptability'. Their chorus is full of elegance (especially in "Will It Turn Silent", with gentle guitar management ... fantastic), regardless of complicated melodic and rhythmic vibes or musical genres. Every track is 3 or 4 minute, not short nor long. Via this manner their strong intention for "pop" can be realized. The first track or the following one reminds me much of 60s organ-based psychedelia, and catchy like 13th Floor Elevators (fuzzy guitar discharge upon "On The Floor" is a tad post-y). Orientally atmospheric percussion sound is delightful in "In My Field Of View". Uplifting jazz texture e.g. in the epilogue is my pleasure too. Contrary to every element, the whole album has pretty high potential, not only catchiness.

In conclusion, their diversified soundscape might drive us into good confusion. I, who have mentioned their sound would be difficult to categorize, completely got immersed in their creation. What a mystery, what an amazement.

Latest members reviews

3 stars This album may masquerade as a "Canterbury Scene" work but I see beneath the Wyatt esque vocals and instrument choices to see that this is absolutely not Canterbury Scene. The music is actually songs!? No riff salad here, no orgasmic changes, nay what you hear is what you get for short 3 minute tune ... (read more)

Report this review (#2592838) | Posted by Beautiful Scarlet | Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Since Needlepoint consists of experienced musicians who are active in other Norwegian projects and bands, the band is sometimes referred to as an all-star formation. Bassist Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen also plays for Elephant9, Møster and The National Bank. Bjørn Klakegg, the guitarist, singer, so ... (read more)

Report this review (#2592660) | Posted by prog_traveller!! | Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | Review Permanlink

5 stars The best album to come out of Norway in 2018 in my opinion. Also my favorite "prog" album from that year. Amazing musicianship, catchy tunes, warm analog sounds, a down-to-earth vibe that I really dig. Bj'rn Klakegg is leading the project, he's a well-known and experienced jazz guitarist and I l ... (read more)

Report this review (#2273084) | Posted by dauinghorn | Friday, October 25, 2019 | Review Permanlink

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