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3 stars I discovered this album on I have to say that at first I was not particularly impressed with the music , as it tended too easily to become pleasant "background music" as my mind drifted away and I quickly lost interest in what was going on. But then I realized that the delicate, mellow melodies stuck with me long after I had stopped the player. So I went back to it and made an effort to keep focused throughout the 55+ minutes of " The Man Left In Space", and I ended up buying a copy of the album.

After a good number of spins on my CD player, my current opinion of the album is a more elaborate version of my first, visceral impression. The album is very nice, very competently played, rich in mellow melodies, and contains some great Floydian guitar moments. I am a fan of voice samplings in songs, so this is a bonus too. It surely makes for a pleasant listening experience, especially if you are a fan of Floyds, neo-prog outfits such as RPWL and Sylvan, or even the mellower, metal-less moments of prog-metal bands such as Ayreon. But this is not an album for all seasons. It is an album I would put on when I am in the mood for something reflective, not too demanding or challenging, that allows me to effortlessly drift in and out without losing too much. But it would not be my first choice if I was in the mood for a proper "prog-on" experience, if you know what I mean. I guess the crux of the matter lies in the eventual lack of depth and breadth of this nevertheless very enjoyable musical project. The very clean but at the same time very much "bedroom project" production also contributes to this impression.

Overall, I regard " The Man Left In Space" as a good (sometimes very good) easy-listening prog album, which surely deserves 3 stars.

lukretio | 3/5 |


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