on 29 October 2011
This is a beautiful piece of work - as another reviewer suggested, it has a lovely atmosphere, nothing jars, nothing clashes and it flows soooo smoothly without ever becoming bland or anodyne. Very obviously inspired by Gilmour, it nevertheless has it's own style and there are some stunningly simple tracks here. Thankfully it is far more interesting (to my ears at least) than Gilmour's 'On an Island' which I find totally dull. It all just works really well and is particularly good to listen to while driving. As a big fan of Porcupine Tree, Pineapple Thief, Leaves, etc this fits the bill perfectly
on 29 December 2009
This is, without doubt, my favourite album of 2009. The debut album from this Norwegian group has reworked versions of songs on previous EPs, but (despite this) works as a whole work in its own right. Anyone who likes David Gilmour's guitar playing and the more melodic side of Pink Floyd will appreciate Identity. It flows so well and gives you almost 55 minutes of beautiful music - slow, thought provoking and worth digging out.
on 30 March 2010
I constantly scan around, looking for that certain something that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and here I found one. Many moons ago it was Lightbulb Sun, then came Out of Myself, Believe and more. I am/was an old proggie and love it all still, Relayer is still a classic to me, but there is some stunning new stuff around and strangely? a lot of it coming out of Poland, all good stuff.
I came across this album via Youtube, investigated more, purchased and put on the player and it has grown on me, into me and I can't stop listening to it now!
There's a wonderful atmospheric quality to this album, haunting guitars a la Floyd but so much more.........hell, I've expressed my opinion (for the first time?), give it a blast and let them know!
on 22 June 2014
I have all their Cd's now, This was the first one I bought and unfortunatley lost the disc!!! Bought the download which is great value. All Airbag's music is melodic rock with some fantastic construction to the tracks, the singing a touch off in parts, no doubt due to them being Norwegian. This doesn't detract that every track is of a great quality and the guitar work is absolute tops. Would love to see them in the UK.
on 19 September 2011
Amazing debut album for Airbag !!!
Great songs, an interesting space rock much contaminated by Porcupine Tree - Steven Wilson music productions and Pink Floyd too, but at the same time, original indeed.
Highly quality recording.
After listening some tracks on youtube I decided to buy it, and I'm glad I did it !!!
And now I look forward their new album very soon.
Greetings from Sicily (Italy)