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5.0 out of 5 stars Far from Mid-stream, 16 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Antiphon (Audio CD)
Let's face it. Van The Occupanther will probably always be Midlakes best album so comparisons, in my opinion, are pointless. It would be great if they could better it, but I can't see it happening. What I love about them is that they move on. It's still Midlake, even without Tim Smith, but they're progressing, prog being the operative part of that word. Yes (there I go again!) Prog rock has huge connotations for everyone. Overblown, pompous, complex, intelligent, challenging etc. However, when I listen to a new album, I don't set out to compare it with others or to pigeon hole it. The question for me is, DO I LIKE IT? Well, I more than like it. Aurora Gone is a highlight among highlights. Vale is, perhaps superfluous and doesn't really go anywhere. I would like them to feel free enough to stretch out a bit and let rip. They are such excellent instrumentalists that it would be great to hear them play rather than create (admittedly lovely) soundscapes. I can't wait for their next album. Oh, and, see them live if you can, they're really good.
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