On their second album "The Enemy Inside" Arctic Plateau can't really decide between Artrock and New Artrock. They don't even have to, because the Italians move sovereignly on the already flowing border strip between the two genres. Not only do they move confidently, but they lean back, unagitated, supple. Arctic Plateau resemble the Norwegians of Gazpacho in their moods amazingly. There are no hooks and eyelets, everything is finely dosed, harmonious and above all melancholic. Of course the guitar sounds get epic wide, but never rough. Of course, walls of sound also build up here. But not to insurmountable walls. The whole thing is held together by gentle songs that tell of all the problems of growing up. No doubt that each of the eleven tracks and every second of the entire 40 minutes are beautifully designed. Arctic Plateau is reminiscent of the Swiss new art rocker Beautiful Leopard. There is certainly a lack of variety in songwriting and arrangements. But if you first get involved with these sounds, pure wellness is guaranteed.
Top track: Trentasette