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A storm is breaking ...
synthpopalooza | Knoxville, TN USA | 07/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just awesome. I bought this CD back in 1999, right as I first met my now-fiancee on the internet. Every night as I chatted to my future wife, who was then 8,000 miles away from me on the other side of the planet, this CD was spinning in my player. It's something VERY special. You could say, this CD affects me on a lot of emotional levels, as the whole album seems to explore the various aspects of love, all in a marine setting. This is just pure enjoyment. What "Behavior" was to the Pet Shop Boys, this CD is to Red Flag.High points: "Inner Sea", with it's Enigma-esque beat, just soothing. "Shame on the Moon", which is a minimalist piano ballad about lost love which is really moving. "Cry Me A River", which oddly enough has a few Jon Secada elements (think: "Just Another Day") and a plea for forgiveness (Cry Me A River / Only Your Tears can save me) ... This is just awesome stuff!Fans of Red Flag's later stuff (we're talking "The Crypt" and "Fear of a Red Planet") might not find this appealing, as the whole mood of the album is much lighter than their later material. But hey, what's wrong with an album full of heartfelt songs about love? I think it's great, and is definitely one of the more mature albums to come out of the Synthpop genre."
THE BEST RED FLAG ALBUM STILL !!!
fxwei | Here & there. | 07/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I write this review, I have had all Red Flag albums from "Naive Art" to their latest "Who Are The Skulls?" I ave to say "The Lighthouse" still ranks on top of all RF releases. There's just something 'coolness' about this album. It's a blend of synthpop, new age, & ambient. The closest comparison would be ENIGMA's "MCMXC A.D." album minus the Gregorian chants. This is not a dark synthpop album. No depressing 'dark-tone' here. I just love to put on this CD everytime I feel like relaxing after a long stressful day. Just close your eyes & you'll find the healing of the mind afterwards. Definitely 10 stars !!! Peace !!"
An Aural Landscape...
Morado | cincinnati, ohio USA | 03/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This follow-up to Naive Art is a richly textured, multi-layered, moody and ambient joy. Although the Red Flag signature is here, I certainly heard a growth between their first two releases. There are a lot of really cool synth sweeps coupled with interesting samples of birds, the ocean, and various sexy sounding females. The beats are somewhat "Enigma-esque," but that isn't a bad thing per say. The overall mix is quite soothing. I also enjoyed the whole lighthouse, sea, and nature theme. It is the kind of CD to get mellow to. It flows together well. I found the vocals to be a little stronger and the lyrics more focused and deep this time around, hence the growth I mentioned earlier. Some of my favorites are "Inner Sea," "Ambient Tier," "Shame on the Moon," "Cry Me a River," and "The Lighthouse."Recommended for Depeche Mode fans and synth-pop lovers. After a hard day, come home, kick off your shoes, let your hair down, and listen to this!>>Get your props with Morado-yo!"