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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.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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