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3 stars "Silence Of Another Kind" is the 3rd full-length studio album by Swedish rock act Paatos. The album was released in May 2006 by InsideOut Records.

The music on the album is femalse fronted atmospheric rock with some nice organic sounding keyboards/ synths backing. The band use both mellotron and organ quite a lot in their music and it's more the sound of those instruments that gives the music a progressive edge than it's the structure or development of the actual songs. This is very much vers/ chorus structured music. The vocals are mostly delivered in a mellow almost sedated style with only a few stronger emotionally outbursts. References to acts like Portishead and especially Hooverphonic are valid IMO. While all tracks are well composed, well produced and well played, the album does come off as a bit emotionally one-dimensional. There are few highlights, but on the other hand "Silence Of Another Kind" is a very consistent album and if you like the band's laid back dreamy flow I'm sure the lack of standout tracks won't bother you too much. It's not much of a surprise really. "Kallocain (2004)" is not much different in that respect.

"Silence Of Another Kind" has taken me a couple of years to get through and really appreciate. The album has a calming effect on me and I simply have a tendency to get all drowsy and sleepy when listening to the album, so it's not often I've been able to finish listening to the full album without falling asleep. I know that sounds like a terribly negative thing, but really it isn't. It's not because the album is boring or anything like that. Never think that. It just has a soothing calm sound that often lulls me to sleep. I actually like albums like that and a 3.5 star rating is warranted.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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