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3.79 | 878 ratings

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4 stars Rapid Eye Movement may not be as great as Second Life Syndrome mostly because of the band's musical direction. Still it's a very enjoyable album and I actually think that its the album I've listened to the most in Riverside's discography.

There are actually only two big complaints that I can think of. The first one has to do with the fact that Riverside didn't change much in their formula when composing this album. The second issue has to do with the slight Space Rock-tendencies that the album features. It's definitely not the most original direction to undertake and it feels mostly like a somewhat cheap puck at the progressive rock audiences.

Overall this album is a really enjoyable trip that I have undergone quite a few times since this album's release. The supporting tour, that also featured Anekdoten, was really memorable and it was a great treat to see Riverside performing some of these tracks in a live setting!

***** star songs: Beyond The Eyelids (7:56) 02 Panic Room (5:29) Cybernetic Pillow (4:46)

**** star songs: Rainbow Box (3:37) Schizophrenic Prayer (4:21) Parasomnia (8:10) Embryonic (4:10)

*** star songs: Through The Other Side (4:06) Ultimate Trip (13:13)

Rune2000 | 4/5 |


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