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4 stars Take your time.

Despite sporting (perhaps) the worst name in progressive rock, RPWL is showing a sincere desire to do things right. They will not throw musical pyrotechnics at your face with this record, but more of a painting. A painting that could not hold your attention fully, but the more and more you take time to look a it, you slowly discover it's true nature.

Is the ghost of Pink Floyd too present? Yes and No. The reminiscences of Pink Floyd are plenty, but not unpleasant at all, at least not for a Division Bell fan. Lang's voice for instance, is certainly Gilmour- oriented, but who doesn't like his tone? I personally regret that Gilmour's voice is such in short supply these days; it's so soothing and rolling like a white billiard ball on a thick green carpet. I certainly won't moan about it for sure.

Apart from the Division Bell/ Momentary Lapse approach, the record is showing more layers than you think. Porcupine Tree and/or Pineapple Tree is showing it's nose, but not staying too long; like the groundhog is afraid of it's shadow. Take your time, divide it in many listens, I know it's a long record. Make the songs your background ambience for a while. After a little while, you will nod and maybe even press repeat.

Not the deepest lake in the county, but certainly a nice place to visit once in a while.

Menswear | 4/5 |


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