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7.25/10 Avi
 

STAR FK RADIUM - Solitude Rotation - CD - Star FK Radium - 2012

review by: Avi Shaked

Solitude Rotation, the new album by the Washington based trio Star FK Radium, is not as original as its predecessor (reviewed in issue #70). That is simply because originality is not repeatable, and Star FK Radium, in the same violin / acoustic guitar / drums format, does stick to playing tuneful, song-like acoustic compositions like those introduced on the debut for this second release. Still, we're not complaining.

While you are unlikely to spot any surprises on this one (if so, you are definitely more equipped than us), the compositions are more fluent this time around. In fact, the entire album -- even though it misses some of the twists of the previous one -- is more cohesive and consistent, with no real standout tracks but also none that take away from the overall listening experience.

The level of execution is also improved, as the trio sounds more accurate than before, reinforcing the clean yet motivated aesthetics of the tunes, and eventually making this a plausible instrumental, acoustic rock release. (7.25/10)

 

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