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4 stars The second full album of this new Scandinavian prog band is very good, but I think slightly less brilliant than their debut album - TIMELOSS. Most of songs are slow paced, except 1-"Gasoline", 3-"Happiness" (in the end part) and 8-"Won´t be coming back". These tracks, by the way, are amongst my favourites and in some way remember the general mood of the debut album. The stunning vocals of Petronella are almost always fragile and melancholic, except mostly on the awesome Arabic vocals in "Gasoline". Generally I liked the bass lines of Stefan Dimle. There is some cello in tracks 2 and 5 and mellotron in some passages as in tracks 4 and 7. Sometimes I heard jazzy drums and bass on 7-"Stream" and 8-"Won´t be coming back". Hardly I heard solos (as a guitar one in end of track 8) but all instruments are important and complement and/or construct beautiful ambiences to Petronella vocals. Surely no bad song, but my least favourite is 6-"Reality" (which I think is slightly better on the bonus DVD), due to the pop drums and simple lines. I think some edited and shorter version of this track perhaps would be played on the radio. In short, this is another good album by this impressive new Swedish band. I recommend to all spend a little more and get the special edition including a bonus DVD with live presentations. There are only 4 songs, but sound, images and performances are excellent, not to mention the slight different versions of the songs. ***˝ stars.
Asiostygius | 4/5 |


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