Maroon Sea sets off the album with an atmospheric opening, haunting and, if it wasn't for the haunting tone throughout, could almost be calming. Imagine sitting on a beach in the middle of the night staring up at a cloudless sky that reveals the vastness of space. That's what I get straight away from this track. It sets the scene quite quickly, before giving way to tide and wind background themes. About a third of the way in, it opens up with nice guitar work, building to a lovely crescendo that, on the whole, kind of reminded me of mid-eighties Pink Floyd. I liked it alot.
As you may have guessed, I really enjoyed this album. Although a couple of the tracks are north of teen minutes, they never felt as if they were overstaying their welcome. I look forward to the next release from Justin and Ana! As for the score, it's a 9!!!
Favourite track has to be Maroon Sea, it sets the scene for the rest of the album perfectly.
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