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Northern Light

26 Sep 2002 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 26 Sep 2002
  • Release Date: 26 Sep 2002
  • Label: KA2
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  • Total Length: 58:36
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  • ASIN: B006MS5C84
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,908 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lars J. Aas on 11 Nov 2002
Format: Audio CD
With Northern Lights, Covenant has further perfected their
sound. If you have no clue about what kind of band Covenant
is, it's probably best to explain them this way: if you are
into Depeche Mode and electronic music ("goth-synth-popish"),
Covenant is *the* band for you.
Northern Lights is very nicely put together. It starts off
with a three upbeat tracks that are destined to become classics
("monochrome" [from where my review title was taken],
"call the ships to port", and "bullet"), continues with
a ballad ("invisible & silent"), then goes through a phase
of more hardcore electronic, groove-based songs before
doing a perfect round-off with a laid-back groove-ballad.
A perfect example of why one should buy albums and not hit
collections.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. I. P. Foster on 30 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
after hearing their last album "united states of mind" i was rather concerned about what the future held for the swedish synth popers,but it seems now my mind is at rest.dont get me wrong "united states of mind"is enjoyable enough,but it was missing so many things which "northern light" has definetly made up for! on northern light covenant have finally mastered how to make exellent downbeat songs which come in the form of "invisible & silent,"prometheus" & "rising sun"their are also two exellent club worthy tracks here too "call the ships to port" and "we stand alone"as well as the exellent ,midpaced,cathcy synthpop of "monochrome" "bullet" and "winter comes" ok so the rest of the album is filled with a little rubbish,but on a whole the beats are hard,the melodies cathcy,the lyrics are strong and eskils voice sounds better and more powerful than ever! im not saying "northern light will appeal to all covenant fans,hardcore fans of there early work may not find it dark enough but fans of covenants previous albums such as "europa" and "united states of mind" will love it! quality,dark,dancy synthpop at its very best!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Eq on 14 Nov 2007
Format: Audio CD
This UK (Sony) release of "Northern Light" is useless if you like to listen to music on your computer, because it is "protected" with Key2Audio: the disc contains deliberately corrupted data to stop it from playing in computer CD-ROM drives. (In fact, because of this corrupted format, they were forbidden from putting the Compact Disc logo on the packaging, and Amazon should not list it as a CD.) Luckily you can get hold of this Covenant album as an uncorrupted US release (on Metropolis Records).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Geoff Lee on 2 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
After the success of 'United States of Mind' Covenant delivered 'Northern Light', a masterpiece in brooding synth pop. Their first and only release on Sony Records, the gloss and polish of a major release sets it apart from their peers, it is a joy to listen to. Never has their songwriting been stronger, there simply isn't a weak track on this album and a rarity in the random play generation, it works magnificently as a whole album. There are few albums that are equally at home as a listening experience as they are being played to a club dancefloor but Northern Light bridges the divide with consummate ease.

Opening with Monochrome, Eskil Simmonson's familiar plaintive vocals over a rolling Moog bass, the anthemic Call the Ships to Port, through to crystaline beats of Bullet, glacial downbeats and childlike choirs of Invisible & Silent, you are struck by how varied an album in terms of songwriting but yet how cohesive each track sounds in connection with each other. There is a certain retrospective sound to the synths, back to the days of the synthesiser luminaries such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk and Vangelis, but brought up to date and segued perfectly with modern production.

We Stand Alone is perhaps the closest connection to the sound of previous albums with it's up-tempo arpeggios and trance like leads but it still meshes perfectly within the mature and refined sound of the album. Rising Sun follows with it's writhing almost Leftfield like bassline, demonstrating the breadth of styles across the album while maintaining the restrained sound palette that makes the album sound so clean, so glacial and futuristic. It's the sound of a pristine dystopia, chrome and blinding white.

As an album it stands as a master work of the genre.
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This is the first album I've bought by Covenant and must admit I was expecting a little but more from them based on recommendations from friends.

In a nut shell not bad, just not Epic....
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