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3 stars Sorry but I can't understand what's all the fuss about it once again!! Another clone of King Crimson, still coming from Scandinavia, with hints (actually a few ones) of such an acoustic chamber orchestra (in the manner of Hungarian After Crying), played by means of an interesting cello and nothing else innovative (Anglagard for example, a diverse Swedish ensemble, is in another world or also the remarkable band "Isildurs Bane", because all these latter are much better than Anekdoten)... apart from my tastes, honestly I can find too many dark music passages emulating those ones (the most harsh) by King Crimson,regarding of the album "Starless and Bible Black" or "Lark's Tongue in Aspic": so at the end I'm a bit tired already after my second listening!! However I don't like to compare them to any original European band (actually a few ones), because groups like that one of After Crying are much more versatile and innovative than Anekdoten, even though I think of an improving background in their music as long as they learn the the moment I'm not stimulated and I don't want to buy the other titles of this Scandinavian band: nowadays I'm more concentrated into the inventive stuff by Isildurs Bane and of course After Crying as well, despite of recognizing some interesting music features inside this "Vemod"!!

If you are not disturbed by the derivative bands in the vein of experimental King Crimson choose this issue, otherwise you can also check other experimental stuff out (also regarding of the American music scene: listen for example to the last stunning album by A Triggering Myth)

To me the present debut album by Anekdoten is good but not essential!!

lor68 | 3/5 |


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