(All Album Reviews by maribor)
Many people say that this album is a combination of the most lyrical and romantic PFM moments and Balletto di Bronzo's Ys. That would be a pretty fair assessment. The softer and more lyrical moments (especially on the acoustic guitar) are definitely reminiscent of PFM's instrumental passages. But just as you get used to the beautiful sounds, a ripping guitar starts to roar. And that's a good thing. You're always on your toes; you never know what'll come next.
None of the songs are longer than 6 minutes but that doesn't mean they lack in complexity. The song structures are some of the most complex around. As for the musicians, they all do their job impeccably. I've heard criticism that the synth sounds are a bit poor but they seem fine to me. The singer is quite reminiscent of Gianni Leone (of Balletto di Bronzo) and his performance is also good.
All in all, I'd give this album an 8,5 out of 10. There's just that extra spark missing to make it even more memorable. But this album should definitely be in your collection and once you have you'll want to spin it over and over again.