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Canaan - Images From A Broken Self 
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Quite surprisingly Canaan have just put out a new album - "Images From A Broken Self".

I'm still getting into it, but my initial impression is that it's better than the previous one (which was too electronic and ambient for me). It's more engaging as the vocals take more space, but the actual music is mostly electronic with acoustic-like structure (if it makes any sense). Still it's quite emotional, something which the previous one was missing.

I still sorely miss their wonderful melodies that made albums like A Calling to Weakness such masterpieces. And although I think I'll enjoy this new one, I'm not too keen on the direction they took with the last two records...


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we'll have a listen... I absolutely adore Contro.Luce, maybe it's because it's in Italian and I "get it" better... :)

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I have listened to their 'Walk Into My Open Womb' album few years ago and it was quite fantastic. What album do you think should i listen next?


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"A Calling to Weakness" is they absolute best, after that it's up to your taste, if you liked WIMOW, then "Brand New Babylon" will most probably be to your liking. I'd also rate "The Unsaid Words" very high.

I also love "Of Prisoners, Wandering Souls And Cruel Fears" (it's my second favourite of theirs), but it's quite different from the usual sound of the band - more standard in structure but the dual male/female vocal deliver is simply superb.


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I rather have him sing in Italian. Contro.Luce would be my favourite.

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Il Paese dei Campanelli is in Italian too, but I prefer Contro.Luce... can't really get into the new one either...

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Contro.Luce is more trip hop, with a more active rythmic section, the overall tempo is a tad faster than on his other albums, the production is clearer too.

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Contro.Luce is more trip hop, with a more active rythmic section, the overall tempo is a tad faster than on his other albums, the production is clearer too.


true... I'm re-listening to "Of prisoners, wandering souls and cruel fears" and I'm enjoying it... I forgot I had it!

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