Along with ANGLAGARD, ANEKDOTEN is the most famous example of the new Scandinavian School. This trend mixes dark and gloomy influences with an extreme energy a bit in the way of KING CRIMSON on "Red" or UNIVERS ZERO. The orchestration includes Mellotron and cello (All performed by the pretty Anna Sofi DAHLBERG !) and allows to turn in one second from a vaporous atmosphere to the paroxysm of frenzy. "Vemod" (1993) can be considered as a total masterpiece, and "Nucleus" follows right in the wake. A music with a rare intensity which let any listener breathless. The double-CD "Live In Japan" allows us to enjoy their live and musical performances. "From Within" (1999) shows a return to a less tough and more "anglagardian" music, still within a wonderful melancholic tension. As for the newcomer "Gravity" (2003), it succeeds in mixing ANEKDOTEN's typical style with more modern influences. That's how the eight songs on the album take you to a new direction, sometimes sweet and acoustic, even psychedelic, and sometimes atmospheric (Ala RADIOHEAD). Along with king Mellotron, you can now find the Farfisa organ, sounding very much like late Sixties tunes. Very well producted, this great album will please various audiences, and the fans will still love it. Total class ! Some four years after the previous album, here is finally the fifth opus. It was worth waiting though ! "A Time Of Day" (2007) seems to come back to the sound, energy and ambition of the beginnings, offering as an overture a double swig of Mellotron plus a bunch of well inspired schizoid riffs. However, those who prefer up-to-date and mainstream sounds are not forgotten either. It is granted that most of Progressive rock fans should readily be contented throughout those eight tracks, lasting more than three fourths of an hour. The presence of a flautist, guesting on the second track "30 pieces", bringing about a welcome wind of freshness, should also be noted.