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4 stars Jadis is a neo-prog band that share many members with IQ. It is part of the eco-system that made the prog survive in the early nineteens. They however successfully survived to their first years and keep producing albums at a low tempo (one every 3 years typical). This album is their second production, just after their debut and peak album "More than Meets the Eye".

Jadis is strong at instrumental sections and all the songs are rather soft prog (both by the melodic choices and the lack of heavy/hard edge in it).

The album's opening is magnificient : "Touch" and "In Isolation" are both excellent tracks that compares to Jadis's other top tracks. "Daylight Fades" is also rather enjoyable.

The remaining songs are a bit less interesting : these songs are all rather enjoyable in stand- alone and are even good in such context... However, they follow very similar structure and this gives to the album no real tempo. Amongst them, the sixth track "The World on your side" delivers a bit better.

Overall, this album (as does most of Jadis's albums) is excellent and enjoyable. However, it doesn't bring enough fresh air to be viewed as an essential.

Rating : 4 stars.

Subterranean | 4/5 |


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