Enthusiasm is not always easy to put into words. "Lost And Gone Forever" is based, as the album title suggests, musically on a time that has passed, at least thirty to forty years ago. Dream The Electric Sleep are by no means the only contemporary band - who should know this better than eclipsed readers - who refers to this creative marriage of rock music. But not only Pink Floyd and Genesis can be located in the wide-ranging DTES sound. In addition, sound plasma from Rush, Killing Joke, U2 and Radiohead also flows through the song veins of "Lost And Gone Forever". Similar to Porcupine Tree, the trio from Kentucky seems to be able to do anything at any time, without getting lost in experimental frenzy at any time. DTES give you the feeling of security. When guitarist Matt Page takes off on a solo flight in "The Joneses", you can close your eyes and trust, as with David Gilmour or Steve Rothery, that the listener's thoughts and feelings are directed in the right direction. With the musical potency and brilliance of over seventy minutes, it might not really matter which themes are dealt with in the fourteen songs. But also the textual concept - problems of colliery workers in the USA - of "Lost And Gone Forever" is exciting. And so the album title explains itself not only musically, but above all from the story, which is impressively told. Besides the already mentioned "The Joneses", the central piece of the album, there are many other beauties you can fall in love with. "Canary" for example would have found its place on "Misplaced Childhood".
Top track: The Joneses