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Dream The Electric Sleep - Beneath the Dark Wide Sky

4.00
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Johan Wippsson Format: Album
Release date: 2016-07-22 Year: 2016
Label: Mutiny Records
Genre: Prog-Rock/Art Rock
Producer: Nick Raskulinecz
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If you like modern progressive rock then this new album with Dream the Electric Sleep is a wet dream. Produced by none other than Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Mastodon) it's an album filled with classic progressive tunes like Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Rush, but in a modern package. Really like this mix as it feels fresh yet very classic.
This is the band's third album and clearly their best even if Heretics from 2014 has its moments and is worth checking out. The band has though on this release refined everything and has taken the step from a talented band to becoming on of the very best of the genre. Just listen to magical songs like the opening "Operation" and the mighty "Black Wind" that makes me think of Porcupine Tree. Great tracks that show how progressive rock in 2016 sounds at its best.
Having a hard time deciding whether I prefer the band's calmer and more epic songs. When I listen to a song like the beautiful and Sound of Contact fragrant "Flight" I am convinced that it is clearly the band's strongest side. When I put on the more epic "Curling the Herd" I change my mind directly which shows how wide the band are; or that I have a hard time deciding. Anyway, Beneath the Dark Wide Sky is masterful album that fans of modern progressive rock mastering purchasing.
One the best records this year without a doubt!

Tracklisting 1. Drift
2. Let the Light Flood In
3. Flight
4. We Who Blackout the Sun
5. Hanging by Time
6. Culling the Herd
7. Last Psalm to Silence
8. The Good Night Sky
9. Headlights
10. Black Wind
11. All Good Things


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