Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Function | Autor: JV

Sad dreamy greetings from Norway: On his third studio album, multi-talent Petter Carlsen once again explores the possibilities of melancholic, minimalist electronic indie pop. The mostly quiet songs show that he is getting better and better and will probably improve even more. The title song begins almost like a Toto ballad, but changes into a more lively, danceable rhythm from halfway on. Also the immediately following "From The Outside" is one of the more lively pieces with its stamp drums. With all the peace and quiet and an almost meditative atmosphere, a tension is always maintained that holds the listener by the rod. With the help of poetic lyrics, the man from Alta thinks about love, relationships and life, and people like to follow him. At times one feels strongly reminded of Anathema, which is partly due to Carlsen's voice, which is very similar to that of Vincent Cavanagh. On the other hand, the collaboration of Christer André Cederberg (bass, guitar, programming, synthesizer and co-production), who produced the last two Anathema albums, will have left its mark.

Top track: Never Leave Me

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