Another band of the new school of prog, obviously inspired by later period Porcupine Tree, a bit of Muse and sequences of new age/ambient music. The music herein are at times very atmospheric, dramatic and even sinister ("Black Citadel") but also a thing of beauty just listen to the opening of title track "Vaaya And The Sea" (which by the way holds the album sub title: A tragedy In 8 Acts) an epic track (9: 58 min.) that varies in emotional feel and expression. It takes quite a few spins before you get under the various surfaces of this albums contents, but when you do you, are greatly rewarded. I quite like the counter moods of this release, one moment explosive chords thundering through the speakers, the next ...smooth very emotional sequences fills the room, quite magic actually! Again our (Progplanet´s) golden rule have proved to be exactly right; never judge or review an album without at least giving the band/artist the courtesy of listening at least five times to their work. Let me explain, at first when I heard this outing I thought "Oh..no not another one of those would be new proggers!" I stand corrected, this is a fine release and the more I listen the more I get it, so to speak!! Obviously a band to keep an eye on in the future!! Do yourself a favor, check this album out if you liked my inspiration source quotes!
Great cover art !! Oh and a deliciously weird bandname :-)