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Gravity [Import]

AnekdotenAudio CD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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listen  4. What Should But Did Not Die 6:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 1, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Musea
  • ASIN: B0000AKCJ0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #571,906 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

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. Please notice the splendid Picture LP versions of all albums to date.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good starting place November 3, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This release is quite different from the first two. I think this CD would be a good one to become acquainted with this largely talented band. The reason being is that the sound is throttled- down from the all- out intensity of their earlier works, which may freak some people out if they're not used to aggresive, highly- diverse, unpredictable song formats. This is more atmospheric, mainstream progressive music with MELLOTRON aplenty. The distorted "Thick Rick" bass sound has been polished, but is still upfront ,and the overall sound is more digestable for novice listeners. It's still dark, complex, awesome music that you will never hear on the radio, but it's freakin' GREAT! I really am excited about this band, as you may notice by my recently purchasing all of their work. They rank right up there with Porcupine Tree, King Crimson and some of my other favorites. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is not metal February 25, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album was taken from the metal section of my usual store but it isn't metal (maybe they were before this album but I never heard any other compositions from them). I would say they are rock psychedelic and ambient.
It an easy listening album, not really focus on lyrics which are kind of poor to my point of vu (words are cold and without feelings).
My favorite track "The war is over", is a very pleasant accoustic guitar song. Second favorite is "Gravity", I like the distortion parts and the space genre it becomes. Check out the cello on song "What should but did not die".
A good album
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3.0 out of 5 stars "Alternative" rather than "progressive" October 20, 2009
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Still typical gloomy Anekdoten sound,still a good album, but there is nothing progressive in my opinion. There are a couple very good songs in the album but they don't make it essential. Alternative rock fans may love this more than progressive fans.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Decent prog, but a bit boring June 25, 2009
By Monte
Format:Audio CD
These guys are in the same category as RPWL. Their music is decent, enteretaining - basically some good tunes. But some of the songs that are longer get boring because there is no new music introduced - they just keep repeating the basic tune. These guys certainly don't come close to the masters of prog like Genesis, Marillion, Flower Kings, IQ, etc. I wouldn't buy any more of their CD's based on this one.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Weighed down September 16, 2010
By IRate
Format:Audio CD
2 1/2

Stagnant and stilted for the most part, the awkwardly translated prog-pop will appeal only to loyalists of the sub-genre.
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