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4.18 | 14 ratings | 4 reviews | 36% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2020

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Aurora Moon (7:03)
2. Silhouettes Floating Down a Rain-Slicked Street (5:17)
3. Mer De Glace (2:05)
4. Quiet Days on Earth (7:21)
5. Wading Through the Waters of Time (5:32)
6. The Echoes of Acheron (5:11)
7. The Loneliness of the Somnambulist (6:37)
8. Durance (3:45)
9. The Space Between the Shadows (6:00)
10. Adventures in a Liquid World (7:14)
11. The Blinding Absence of Light (4:34)
12. Eyes Watching Skies (3:54)
13. Foggy Postcard from a Barren Land (5:58)
14. Into the Great Unknown (4:30)
15. Sleeping Under a Green Desert Tree (4:03)

Total Time 79:04

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Releases information

Streaming + Download
Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
released May 28, 2020

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ELECTRIC MUD Quiet Days on Earth ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by kev rowland
4 stars This is the fourth album by German band Electric Mud, and although this is the first time I have come across them any band which describes their last album as Deep Purple and Camel jammed together with Pink Floyd and Tangerine Dream then they are going to grab my attention. This release is described as "rooted in the classic prog era of the 70's but takes a step forward into the great unknown of instrumental territory sublimely combining styles like post-rock with neoclassical elements and Berlin school." This is definitely looking back to the Seventies, with Tangerine Dream being very much the main influence, alongside some early Kraftwerk and Brian Eno, resulting in something which is delicate and dreamy, yet also containing some repetitive elements which take the music in a quite different direction. The band used to be a live trio, but these days have morphed into a studio-based duo with founder Hagen Bretschneider (bass) joined by guitarist and keyboard player Nico Walser.

Together they have produced an album which at times feels incredibly fragile in its simplicity, at others more complex, but always interesting and intriguing. This has a deep heart and soul within it, passionate yet somehow fresh and invigorating without ever being overbearing. Synthesisers are very much at the heart of all they do yet they do not fall into the traps of being overbearing, with guitars used sparingly yet to great effect, and a use of space as an additional element. There is even fretless bass and classical guitar, not what one would normally expect from a band playing this style of music. The result is a very enjoyable album indeed, which fans of this school of music should seek out.

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4 stars [Originally published at The Progressive Aspect] I first became aware of German band Electric Mud from a review of their 2018 album The Deconstruction of Light on The Prog Mind. I was intrigued enough by the review, and impressed enough by the music, to buy that album, and follow the band on Fa ... (read more)

Report this review (#2453703) | Posted by nick_h_nz | Sunday, October 4, 2020 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Madness and Anarchy There's Stately Beauty Here Yes, it's undeniable. Some passages lead me straight to fantasy- an orchestra, ballet dancers, a vast stage. Stately chord progressions that grow and swell, then begin to subtly change key and direction, putting the listener on the alert- q ... (read more)

Report this review (#2435997) | Posted by Steve Conrad | Saturday, August 8, 2020 | Review Permanlink

5 stars The follow up to 2018 Deconstruction of Light - Hagen and Nico return with with 79 minutes of beautiful soundscapes -more ambient and less industrial than the predecessor.15 tracks take you through a journey of moods.If you want to compare then elements of Tangerine Dream,Camel,classicPink Floyd ... (read more)

Report this review (#2409734) | Posted by daisy1 | Thursday, June 4, 2020 | Review Permanlink

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