Agua de Annique
Air


3.5
great

Review

by ksoflas USER (6 Reviews)
October 15th, 2012 | 10 replies | 765 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Whatever this Dutch goddess sings makes it sound so beautiful like a lost and forgotten fairytale from the north...

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

The day the departure of Anneke Van Giersbergen from “The Gathering” was announced most of their fans were devastated(at least I felt like that). Comforted us notice that we will continue to listen to our muse is her new band called Agua De Annique.

The first lesson someone takes from listening to "Air" is this: Whatever this artist sings makes it sound so beautiful like a lost and forgotten fairytale from the north. Even the more generic tunes through Anneke’s magical voice filter are transformed into grandiose and commanding ones. This alone is not enough though. So she gives us exactly what we want. Compositions simple, but not simplistic, lyrics which hit directly in the heart and a flawless INTERPRETATION full of lyrism and emotion. This immediacy was always adored by Anneke’s followers. We feel her like our friend and not impersonal like a star.

After several hearings, one finds the fullness of the album, from start to finish. From the eroticism of "Beautiful One" in anger (well read) the "Witnesses" and the up-tempo "You Are Nice" to melancholy "Yalin". This variety of the tracks is one of the most positive elements of the album.

Along with Anneke, her first personal effort by Rob Snijders, Jacques de Haard (drums and bass in Celestial Season) and Joris Dirks on guitar and vocals. Flute and trumpet heard in some of the pieces offer more to the already emotionally charged atmosphere, while the participation of Kristin Fjellseth is regarded a positive addon. For the ignorant, imagine an atmospheric album of melodic rock. Anneke's influences, from The Beatles to Radiohead and Sigur Ros, can hardly be recognized after all covered by the expressiveness of her voice.

In conclusion, Anneke’s first attempt is successful but I suspect a different approach by those who see “Agua De Annique” as a continuation of “The Gathering’s” golden era with the unique Dutch goddess behind the wheel…



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ksoflas
October 15th 2012



352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Sorry for the mistakes in the end of the review,i just noticed them!
Any kind of comment is welcome.

CynthiaTheDancer
October 15th 2012



19 Comments


Ready? Here we go now!

Cynthia! She's a really cool dancer!
Cynthia! Boogie to the groove now!

She's got thoes moves,
as long as you move her arms and legs.
She's movin' out on the floor,
She' ready to break some eggs. (Make an omelette Cynthia! Whoo!)
Shake it! Shake it! You're so fantastic!
Just don't break it! You're only made of plastic!
Cynthia! She's a really cool dancer!
Cynthia! Boogie to the groove now!

She's got real neat hair!
She's got thoes big brown eyes!
She's got her high-heel shoes!
She's ready to accessorize! (Buy all her outfits girls!)

Shake it! Shake it! You're so fantastic!
Just don't break it! You're only made of plastic!
Cynthia! She's a really cool dancer!
Cynthia! Boogie to the groove now!
Cynthia! She's a really cool dancer!
Cynthia! Boogie to the groove now! (C'mon girls!)
Cynthia! She's a really cool dancer!
Cynthia! Boogie to the groove now! (One more time!)
Cynthia! She's a really cool dancer!
Cynthia! Boogie to the groove now!

Dreamflight
October 15th 2012



1760 Comments


Ace review my man.

This is great, but EiS is better.

ksoflas
October 15th 2012



352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks man,EiS?

ksoflas
October 15th 2012



352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Cynthiathedancer i allready like you.

Dreamflight
October 15th 2012



1760 Comments


lol, I meant EiC for Evrything is Chaning, my bad.

ksoflas
October 15th 2012



352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I thought so but i wasn't sure.I prefer this one than eic cause the last sounds to mainstream and i think air is more inspirational.

Dreamflight
October 15th 2012



1760 Comments


Ah, but it is in fact more mainstream, but somehow I feel the songwriting is stronger though.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 15th 2012



5921 Comments


Haven't listened to this one.

Good review patrioti :-P

Digging: Essence Beyond - Carnivalism

ksoflas
October 16th 2012



352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks a lot Voi my man.



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