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Well worth the wait
July 19, 2009
I have been a fan of Balligomingo since 2002 when their debut album BENEATH THE SURFACE came out. I loved the lush, gentle electronic beats and ethereal female vocals. After seven years of waiting and waiting, Balligomingo finally puts out a follow up album with UNDER AN ENDLESS SKY. The long wait proved to be well worth the effort. UNDER AN ENDLESS SKY is 53 minutes of pure bliss. Most of the vocals are provided by new member Jody Quine who had joined ship as a full time member however Rebecca Ramone contributes to a few tracks on "Over You", "Goodbye", "Spinning", and "Dream Believer".
The music on UNDER AN ENDLESS SKY is a bit more diverse than on BENEATH THE SKY. There is a rock/folk edge to the music like on "A Beautiful Day" and "I Just Tell Myself". The entire album is as good as its predecessor. I find the songs very calming and relaxing to listen to. Jody and Rebecca's polished vocals are flawless. The electronic beats are perfect. They never overwhelm the songs themselves. I am particularly fond of the song "Sunshine in Rain". I remember hearing it on Balligomingo's myspace page a few years ago and loving it. I love the mix of acoustic and downtempo music.
After a seven year wait, UNDER AN ENDLESS SKY was definitely worth every minute. If you like Delerium and Sleepthief, UNDER AN ENDLESS SKY is definitely worth buying.