Mr. V of Vintersörg fame returns with the second album from his
one-man side project Waterclime. Progressive and symphonic
rock with small journeys into jazz and folk territory is the name of
the game, and most of the songs are built around many layers of
vocals and fine nuances of keyboard sounds, giving each song an
almost 'organic' touch.
The keyboard sounds create the atmosphere, yet there is still plenty
of room in the instrumentation for guitars, bass and drums, as well
as some more unique sounding instruments like mellotron, flutes and
'Imaginative' has a nice flow like an ever flowing mountain stream:
clean and fresh. But that is also where the excitement stops,
because even though Mr. V has created loads of huge soundscapes and
sound collages I do miss the interesting hook-line, the exciting
chorus or the out the world riff. Sure there is plenty of emotional
soundscapes, but where's the explosion?
I like the instrumentation and the atmosphere with its Nordic
influences, but can't get too excited with the album in general. No
song stands out, and when all is said and done I have trouble
remembering a single part or song...
''Imaginative' is an average journey into symphonic and progressive
rock seen through Mr. V's eyes and ears, one that'll surely find
it's fans among genre freaks, but not many outside will pay any
attention to this album, but if you are into this kind of rock or is
on the lookout for an emotional and atmospheric rock album, then I
suggest you'd give this one a chance...