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5 stars As well as Pink Floyd, King Crimson among others, Beardfish gave their first stride into progressive rock scenario with a right solid footstep. This swedish point of departure shows the wider range of influence discharged on a single album. Here the sounds get a mixture between the golden age of the gender and the new and stronger direction of post rock.

The title song "Från en Plats..." it's a delicious exploration of the youth and mature combined within the alternative sound and Camel reminiscences on the keyboards and electric riffs. The swede lyrics creates a lawbreaker mark, however this not the group's real signature.

"Today" turns more into a jazzy smooth-pop style influenced by King Crimson and also a little bit from Yes but with a younger and more energetic voice.

"Spegeldans" another swedish track is a contagious poppy tune full of positive energy, almost too symphonic until the voice slumps the aerials musicians to a massive instalment. The again the passage prepares the way for the next.

"Brother" opens on a modest guitar riff and sounds with no great significance, the tune runs into a musical bridge that overturned on "Poison Ivy and the Full Monty" with a harder and most experimental style. The influence here comes since Genesis on the keyboards and Jethro Tull, with some guitar progressions and of course the mythical flute, till Rush with a slender cocky metal attrition on the second part of the song and its close remaining the figures from "Brother". Smashing!

"A Good Excuse" is another spicy tune touching the symphonic and eclectic styles as Genesis and King Crimson and a little bit from Zappa. Good but honestly mere transitional.

"Om en Utvag Fanns" is the pop song, in commercial terms here's a single. Enjoyable as well, although flat.

"A Psychic Amplifier" comes to be the optimal closure to the album, an epic song about the journey of man through the anesthetized modern world and the search of a reason for living. Simply symphonic since the start to the ending, the classic prog way it's planned all over the tune as an imaginary journey full of grace and delight.

Beardfish enters into the progressive rock scene as a new essential among prog artists and an excellent record that hardly will disappoint your demanding ears, even the bonus tracks from 2007' Progress Records remastered.

AdaCalegorn | 5/5 |


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