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3.83 | 16 ratings | 2 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Palm Trees Of The Maldives (5:21)
2. Reflected Waves (5:18)
3. Plunge From The Darkness (2:27)
4. Atlantic (5:54)
5. Seam Of The Globe (7:09)
6. Yggdrasil (3:35)
7. The Chair Made Of Guns (8:50)
8. Gate To Principle (6:20)
9. The Definition (4:56)

Total Time 49:39

Line-up / Musicians

- Shin Ichikawa / Bass, Synths
- Issei Takami / Guitar, Synths
- Max Hiraishi / Drums

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BARAKA Inner Resonance ratings distribution

(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (31%)
Collectors/fans only (19%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

BARAKA Inner Resonance reviews

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Review by Marty McFly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Errors and Omissions Team
4 stars Inner Resonance combines two parts in their music. It's important to state that there are almost ambient, trippy and easy-going like parts of soft music (jazzy?), but there is also far more heavier part (by far more I mean about 500% heavier than calm part, but it still doesn't make some kind of Brutal Metal out of it, as first part is really very quiet). Including first song, Palm Trees Of The Maldives, where these said trees really Rocks. Or Progs ? Both I suppose.

Then it calms a little bit (not much, I don't want to use percentage anymore) with Reflected Waves which also takes more melodic edge. Shortie Plunge From The Darkness is understood by me as half drum solo (showcasing), half bass lookout (yes, I said lookout and I'll stick to this terminology). Atlantic is perhaps the point, when it takes turn and things starts to calm down. Radically (in a calm way, ahem). This song floats like ocean waves and it's the one which persuaded me to use word "trippy".

Seam Of The Globe, the second longest song uses Jazz elements again to create something in a slightly different genre. Yggrasil, no offense folks, would be better suited into some PC game (for turn based strategy, where you need quiet music to let you think). And here we are again (I listened this album few times in a row, only to start writing after x-th playing, so this is my about 5th listening of this song) is quite similar to previous (and following track, Gate to Principle), maybe they're part of bigger suite, even unintentionally composed one. Not bad though. The Definition is in the name of Heaviness again. Well done to be honest.

4(+) perhaps, this album is quite charming. Certainly has its magic.

Beautiful cover we have here, really.

Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars A varied production by this veteran Japanese outfit. Opening and closing with energetic numbers not too dissimilar to early 80's Rush, featuring driving bass, atmospheric synths and staccato guitar riffs, in between those pieces are a couple of fusion inspired ventures followed by efforts closer to new age territories in overall style.

The latter part of the album, starting with Yggdrasil and ending with Gate to Principle, is the least interesting as far as I'm concerned. Yggdrasil is a good effort, where the recurring space-tinged motifs work very well, but the following ventures into similar territories gets to be just a tad too overly explored for me to be able to maintain my fascination.

Fans of early 80's Rush that don't mind a few slices of Vangelis now and then might possibly be the perfect audience for this album, and those who recognize themselves in that description are well adviced to seek out this latest production of Japanese band Baraka.

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