|Title:||Tadj Mahall Gates|
|Label:||Musea FGBG 4445|
|Year(s) of release:||2002|
|Month of review:||[12/2002]|
|1)||Tadj Mahall Gates||4.04|
|3)||And I Hate Her||3.36 MP3 or RealAudio|
|6)||Ghost Of Love||4.34|
|7)||Tu Qui Omnia Scis||1.16|
|12)||Fruits Of Meaning||3.55|
Nightmare has a near funky opening, especially as far as the bassline is concerned. A brief vocal section leads into a nice bit of avant progressive. The track is closed by a longish symphonic section, featuring some vocals, but mostly instrumental.
And I Hate Her has a mix of Wyatt like melancholy and psychedelic sounds. It runs over into the harp opening of Autumn. Melancholy is still about, but in a completely different way, this being something of a ballad. The harp is joined by cello and obo, and even a guest singer. Despite the somewhat seedy concept, this has turned quite a nice effort. You Who is the closer of this apparent trilogy. Though short lived, the burn is the brighter. Good stuff.
Ghost Of Love is a pleasantly flowing progressive track, with lots of melody.
Tu Qui Omnia Scis is a sort of opera piece running over into the short piano vocal duet Friends. Nice one, once again running over into Christmas Time, which borders on being sappy, but remains on the safe side.
Loneliness starts an acoustic song, but spikes up a bit as it moves along. Thsi track misses the tension of what's gone before, although still nice enough.
Carelessness Song seems to have to perfect monniker, the vocals sounding husky and somewhat drunken. Beside this there's an okay melody and dito guitarring. The instrumental section closing out the track is pretty nice, though.
The rather nice closer Fruits Of Meaning is after some five minutes of silence followed by a rather spacy ghost track. Nice stuff.
© Roberto Lambooy