- Mark Lavallee - percussion
- Francisco Neto - guitars, acoustic guitar, guitar synth
- Jeff McFarland - vocals, acoustic guitar
- Fred Hunter - bass, taurus pedals, organ, synths, mellotron
- Life as we know it... 2.51
- The revolution, like Saturn, devours its children 8.05
- For reasons unknown 5.49
- The philosophy of containers 0.28
- Terra surranum 12.47
- A castle, mother, nanny and a warm, soft bed 7.27
- Neptunes last tear 19.31
- Daura 2.12
- ...the end of life as we know it 3:25 + 7:00
Second album by this excellent band that means a step forward in terms of
personality and search for their own sound, comparing to the first album,
though the final result is slightly lower than that one. In my opinion it
might have been better if it had been a more elaborated work.
The style is enough pinkfloydish and a bit neo-prog, with predominance of
atmospheric passages, but we can now verify enough own characteristics, as
the peculiar style of the drummer Mark Lavallee who has an important
presence in the set of the sound, combined with the enigmatic keyboards and
atmospheres of the keyboardist Fred Hunter and Francisco Neto's dramatic
Also they remind me a bit to a band like Talk Talk, though maybe it's for
Jeff Mcfarland's peculiar voice, very similar to Mark Hollis', singer of
this important band.
I would emphasize the suite " Neptunes last tear " where there are some very
good and singular instrumental developments, and the final track " ... the
End of Life seize we Know it ", with good guitar solos and mellotron
atmospheres, but in general the disc is a bit monotonous and they lack more
character and variety of registers to the tracks.
A good album of a band that, at the moment, was still being a promise.