Paatos - Timeloss


Year of Release: 2002
Label: Stockholm Records
Catalog Number: 066 147-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 38:49:00

Last year, I received the album Kallocain for review and I found that a bit of a strange album for a label such as InsideOut Music, as it was not the same kind of prog I was used to by this label. No, Paatos describes themselves as an avant-garde band and key words are melancholia, strings and a touch of psychedelica. Yet I was quite impressed by the album. Important factor on the band was the hand of Porcupine Tree chief Steve Wilson, who produced the album.

Because of the success of the album, InsideOut decided also to release the debut album of the band called Timeloss. This 2002 album was until now only available in the homeland of the band, Sweden. This album was produced by the band themselves and I have to say I enjoy listening to this album as much as I did to Kallocain.

The album breathes a fantastic 70s atmosphere, mellow and relaxed and at the end of the album a bit of psychedelica. Next to the laid back music, the vocals of Petronella Nettermalm are heavenly to listen to. Here she sounds a touch less than Björk, than as on Kallocain. Her voice is at times very fragile, but oh so beautiful.

It is a rather short album, with just 5 tracks. But two with almost 8 minutes and the closing track even 12 minutes on the clock. The album is completed with a video clip of the song "Hypnotique," which you can view on your computer.

Style and sound-wise the album is fairly in the vain of Kallocain with as highlight the song "Quits," which starts with loads of break beats and ends in a psychedelic cacophony of sound, and with constant factor in this all, is and stays, the beautiful vocals by Petronella. So if you enjoyed Kallocain, you will also appreciate this one.

Also released by Mellotronen


Tracklisting:
Sensor (5:11) / Hypnotique (8:32) / Téa (5:45) / They Are Beautiful (7:44) / Quits (12:17) / Hypnotique - Quicktime video

Musicians:
Stefan Dimle - bass and double bass
Reine Fiske - electric and acoustic guitars
Huxflux Nettermalm ? drums, congas, percussion, water, saw, triangle, programming
Petronella Nettermalm - vocals and cello
John Wall´n ? electric piano, Hammond organ, Moog, clavia, Yamaha synths, mellotron, upright piano, Steinway grand piano, harmonium, sampler

Guests:

David Wilczewski ? flute (2), clarinet, bass clarinet (4)
Adrian and Maila Dimle ? background sounds (4)
Téa Nettermalm ? background sounds (4)
Jonas Wall ? saxophone (5)
Micke Sörensen ? trumpet (5)
Per Kristensson ? trombone

Discography:
Timeloss (2002)
Kallocain (2004)
Silence Of Another Kind (2006)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin SE

Added: May 16th 2005
Reviewer: Marcel Haster
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Artist website: www.paatos.com
Hits: 777
Language: english

  

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