Remanence: Apparitions

by Mattias Petersson, Surrealistic Zine

This is an album from an american band called Remanence. I must say that this album has become one of my favorites in the genre lately. I started listening to it very much about a month after I got my hands on it. And now I can't stop listening to it! This is just such a versatile album, shifting in both tempo and style. It ranges from the classical strings with almost military-style drums on the second track of the album, to the slower, beautiful piano parts on later tracks. The music also gives a great quality feel and it never sounds cheap the way many albums do in this style of music.. Also there are some sounds from movies or something like that cut in to the music in a very nice way. Usually I'm no fan of that, but here it fits the music perfectly and adds even more to the atmosphere. Very subtle and also the clips are very well chosen. For musical references i would say this sounds quite a lot like In The Nursery, which in my opinion is a very good thing.

I think this is a very recommended album to anyone liking the neo-classical genre with all it has to offer. This is a very modern and up-to-date album which still contains the elements that makes classical music grand. Alongside The Protagonist's A Rebours this is probably my favourite album in this genre. I rate it 8/10