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Transsiberia, 1998. 4/10

reviews - 90'sOprettet af Jacob Pertou tir, september 02, 2008 17:54
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This is a soundtrack to a documentary about the Transsiberian railroad, which belongs in the category of the dullest and most uninspiring TD albums. Obviously, TD master the sequencer programmings every time, like in Yaroslaw Station, for instance, but compared to other TD albums there are not much to pick up upon. Smoky Karlow is static and has a piano figure, played with very little nerve, which makes this long track track falling apart.
Compared to what other bands released that year, the music sound a bit naff, although Siberian Lights is like a breath of fresh air.
The most interesting track on this disc is a re-arrangement of Turing Off The Wheel from Optical Race, here it's called The Golden Horn, which should testify to the low level of quality and/or innovation.
In other words, Transsiberia is a work of routine, a TD fan easily can do without.