Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Ghost - Snuffbox Immanence CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.41 | 13 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

5 stars After releasing two promising albums and one live album Japanese psych-folk band Ghost matured into really great band in their album 'Lama Rabi Rabi'. The greatness continued in this album. For some reason they released same time also other album 'Tune In, Turn On, Free Tibet'. I have listened it only once, so I can't now say how these albums differ, but according to review made here in PA it probably is quite same sounding. Maybe that album is more political than this.

Album starter 'Regenesis' reminds me a lot 'Pearls Before Swine'. It has really great trombone & flute. Second piece is version from Stones 'Live With Me'. When I was listening first time this album, I didn't recognise this song as cover-song. They could have put it into their own, if they just had changed words. On the other hand this version would have fitted really well into Stones 'Their Satanic Majesties Request'-album. Next 'Soma' is the greatest piece in this album, it's sung in Japanese, also it has really great harmonium sounding keyboard, cello and banjo. I am not familiar with Japanese traditional music, but I believe this has influences from there. Very beautiful! 'Daggma' is really delicate marimba & vibraphone instrumental piece with cello.

Tittle song, that is album longest piece, is at first really acoustic, but in the middle there comes electric guitar and it changes little bit Mike Oldfield-style. There comes also really great effected vocals. 'Obiit 1961' is again really delicate, but sungen piece. Right after that comes same kind of instrumental piece 'Tempera Tune'. 'Fukeiga' brings you a feeling, that you're sailing in the sunny sea, but changes in the middle very intensive and again there is in electric guitar some Oldfield. But in the end comes again calmer part with really awesome trumpet! 'Sad Shakers' sounds again very folk influencing, but has also really great Gilmour-style guitar playing. Last piece ends the album again very sea-like atmosphere.

It's really strange I am making the first review of this masterpiece! This really is not nineties sounding at all, but really not also something retro. Ghost really found sound of their own in the middle of nineties. This album is full of beautiful melodies and has also really great taste in those interesting songs arrangements. Really timeless album!

Mortte | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this GHOST review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.