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Amethystium - Isabliss (2008) Retail CD
So after four breathtaking albums Øystein Ramfjord's work must surely fall victim to the law of diminishing returns at least a little, right? Wrong. Isabliss is a warm, rich and satisfying consolidation of the man's previous work mixed with the experimentation that was evident in Evermind. Yet unlike Evermind, the album manages to be a more consistent, coherent work. This is a man aware of formula yet never formulaic; a man comfortable with the sound that has come to define him yet never afraid to add new and exciting elements to that definition.
Strangely it also feels like possibly his catchiestmore… album to date. It has hooks that will get right under your skin and remain there.
It is also an album entirely bereft of weak moments. Every song is a sumptuously-layered, lovingly-crafted work of beauty.
La Pluie and Treasure are the obvious stand-out tracks. These are songs more than deserving of being classed alongside the likes of Autumn Interlude. Ethereal, uplifting female vocals combined with a driving beat, lush synths and other features that evoke the same kind of wonderment you'd get gazing at the Northern Lights in Øystein's native Norway. The man's Scandinavian homeland is evoked elsewhere, with the sound of snow being compacted underfoot on Frosty Morning Bliss; a twinkling gem of a tune which builds into a magnificent crescendo. And of course ever-present is that feeling of melancholic beauty so much a hallmark of old Norse fairy tales and this man's work.
In short, fans of Amethystium need not worry. This album is Øystein Ramfjord at his very best. Better than Evermind, better than Aphelion, perhaps even better than Odonata. It is simply sublime.
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