"Afterthoughts" is 51 minutes of melancholy music. On the positive side, the Italian Giancarlo Erra has developed his own formula with his former one-man project Nosound, how Artrock has to sound: voluptuous synthic carpets, occasional piano swabs, elegant guitar solos à la David Gilmour and soft vocals. On the fourth album, he is also sticking unswervingly to this formula. Those who loved the previous Nosound albums will also love this one. Even more intimately, because the nine tracks have made a leap forward. It's the drums that make you sit up and take notice: None other than ex-Porcupine Tree man Chris Maitland sits on the drummer's stool. The frequent use of the cello also brings a new timbre into play. What's negative is that Erra simply can't get out of his skin (or just doesn't want to change a bit). One could also maliciously speak of 51 minutes of boredom turned into music. But it's not that bad from a factual point of view. But "Afterthoughts" offers only few corners and edges. Just pure harmony. The DVD-A contains these in 5.1 surround sound.
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