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Lindsay Lohan
3 stars Yep the swedish ANEKDOTEN started off as a King Crimson tribute band until the celloist Anna sofi Dahlberg made contact with them and they decided to make an album. Although good it would still sound very much like an King Crimson tribute band...

First of all i would just like to add that i myself do not have the 8th track on the album and that it concists of only seven tracks...i do not know if the 8th track album is a special editon or what but anyway here goes...As said before ANEKDOTEN has surely listened to the King Crimson album RED alot and thus lending ALOT of ideas from this darker period of Crimson...perhaps a bit much i would say as it some parts of the songs sound quite frankly as pure rip-offs from the RED album and there seem to be a bit of a lacking for some original ideas of their own...the album itself has a quite dark mood to it which is underlined by the quite excellent cello-playing by Ms. Dahlberg also there is alot of Mellotron use on this one and it makes the album sound somwhat like the good old 70's prog albums...the guitars themselves are non-distorted and throws out some quite nice jazzy licks however the heavily distorted bass is what often drives the songs and it is quite evident on songs like Wheel, Where solitude remains and Karelia although it really just sounds as if he is using variatons of the same bass riff and it soon sound too similar all the same...For some more downbeat moments there are cool and jazzy track Thoughts in absence and the nice accoustic instrumental Longing...but in all respect i have to hounestly say that i this is way to similar to the dark prog of the 70's and they most distinctive sound is defiently the heavy bass but that get used up pretty fast...So if you are a big fan of the King Crimson album RED then you will probably love this but dont expect something new.

Standout tracks: Where solitude remains, Karelia, Longing

If you like this then try:King Crimson-Red, Van Der Graaf Generator-Pawn hearts

Lindsay Lohan | 3/5 |


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