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3.83 | 196 ratings

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5 stars Very fun album to listen. For me it's a big step foward compared with Virus (which I didn't enjoy at all) and Vector (good short album, but weaker than my favorite Haken album Affinity).

Fauna brings a wide range of different songs to the Haken pallete, some pieces have a heavy jazzier approach ("Nightingale", "Beneath the White Rainbow"), others are more accessible ("Lovebite" and "The Alphabet of Me") and others are more progressive and even have some Gentle Giant-esque moments maybe? ("Elephants Ever Forget" and "Eyes of Ebony").

For a 60 minutes album and considering how distinct each song is, it's a really surprising consistent album with solid compositions. It didn't feel very virtuous to me, especially when compared with Virus, for example, the melodies do work well here and the album grows after a few listen.

Deadwing | 5/5 |


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