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3.09 | 50 ratings

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2 stars A modern (read neo) styled symphonic album, "The Yearning" is at its best when it opts more for the semi-acoustic styled symphonic - think Eris Pluvia - tracks like "Uncertain Lights, "Clouds Motion", or "The Rise of White Sun", rather than the "Lamb"-like ponderousness of "The Wharf that Holds his Vessel". Aisles' knack for melody and texture, and the chrystalline production, are plain to see on the best songs, but become mired in ambitiousness on the compositionally challenged "The Shrill Voice", which is more a pastiche of different time signatures than anything. This characteristic permeates the remaining songs to varying degrees unfortunately, and the finale tends to drag on ad nauseum, so, while Aisles debut has some truly beautiful movements, in general I feel that too much talent has been wasted to warrant rounding up from 2.5 stars.
kenethlevine | 2/5 |


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