This album is the epitome of Tom's writing style with experimentation through swirly space effects, therefore giving us AVA music! Of course not every song hits the nail on the head, but the band is starting to find a groove. Instead of inserting two minute organ intros that all sound like Valkyrie Missile or the Adventure, the band experiments with more dark and mysterious tones that actually tie into other tracks and don't waste 2 and half minutes of time and money; they are making better use of their time.
The songs have more depth in their lyrics and music, which lets you get lost in the flow of this album. A song like Shove features great lyrics and a smooth drum and bass line with a hooking sort of prelude that connects perfectly to Epic Holiday. This is just one good example of how AVA make good use of continuity throughout the flow of the album. A start to an album is extremely important and it's opener, Et Ducit Mundum Per Luce intrigues with a mature sound as I thought it was reminiscent of a new Coldplay tune arguably.
The band gives us a more mature sound that isn't afraid to experiment no money, no pressure? We're hearing some of the same Angels and Airwaves type riffs like in Letters To God Part II, but it's the new raw and dark edge to the music like in The Flight Of Apollo and Young London, that draws different inspiration to this album, which is really what Angels really needed; a new way to communicate their music other than trying to be Arena-Rock U2 copy cats.
There is really a lot going on this album, it keeps busy in all musical aspects by giving us everything AVA have to offer. But what makes this album even more fresh? Strange and spacey effects are nicely accompanied by descriptive and imaginative lyrics instead of simple modern "lovey" ones that don't fit the mystique of some of the music, which I felt made songs like Love Like Rockets on the I-Empire album feel incomplete with it's very plain and ordinary lyrics to epic music.
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One Last Thing. Saturday Love. Some Origins of Fire. The Flight of Apollo. Fragments and Fictions. The Revelator. Young London. More Albums. My Heroine Its Not Over.
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