Saturday, 14 February 2009

Pure Reason Revolution, Amor Vincit Omnia

UK, 2009

PRR's second album has a lot of hype to live up to: their debut not only revived UK prog, but also brought them recognition from the likes of Steven Wilson and Rick Wakeman. Those expecting a direct follow-up to the Dark Third will be disappointed - the lush ambiance reminiscent of Pink Floyd has been replaced by a more electronic sound akin to NIN.


01 - Les Malheurs
02 - Victorious Cupid
03 - Keep Me Sane/Insane
04 - Apogee
05 - Deus Ex Machina
06 - Bloodless
07 - Disconnect
08 - The Gloaming
09 - AVO



bleak said...


kollaps said...

I like this album. Sure, it isn't as awesome as the first one, but I still think it's pretty nifty.

Ludophile said...

Anyone who thinks the influences on this album are techno is hopelessly ignorant. There's nothing even approaching techno on there, but a lot of electro.

And the songwriting remains pretty much exactly the same. Although most people evidently don't listen to that, but only to the sounds.

If there's anything annoying about the album it's the weirdly incongruous American-style pronunciation of latinate phrases, like the album title.

kollaps said...

"hopelessly ignorant" is a very harsh comment considering bleak's tone is blatantly jocose. would you like me to call you "irremediably unintelligent" for not being able to recognise sarcasm? probably not, so try not to be so sharp.

apart from that, I agree with you. the pronunciation in this album is a bit annoying (even unintelligible) but they're not exactly latinists, so one must forgive them.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. A blog like this one provide unique opportunities to "taste" music hard, almost impossible, to check. But this latest PRR is really weak. Unfortunately.