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Love the music, hate the CD's packaging
on 15 March 2013
In case Ulrich's more cacophonic tendencies aren't your thing, (I like it all, but I know some prefer his less edgy tracks) have no fear - this is up there with the best of his more melodic and reflective pieces from 'A Strangely Isolated Place' and 'Goodbye'.
If you've been a long-time follower, there are a few tracks that hark back to some of the mp3s he gave away free many years ago, in particular two from around 2006 or so, IIRC 'Ordeal' and 'Attraktor' are echoed in this album's consistently beautiful music.
My only issue is the packaging. Ulrich's albums have often come in cardboard sleeves with a plastic CD tray, I'm fine with that.
Maybe I'm just OCD about these things, but...
This one came in a booklet-style card case with a few pages of photographs - and the CD in a card pocket at the back, the sort of pocket that almost necessitates manhandling the CD to remove it, frequently doing so inevitably scuffs the disc. I hate this kind of packaging. I'd much rather the CD had a proper tray, however else it was packaged.
Rant over. Excellent album otherwise!