Hooray!,excellent poprock from our neighbour country Norway,stand up and applause these gentlemen in Babel Fish....talk about intelligent pop with high quality! They are a new aquintance for me but this is their 2nd album that was released late fall 2002.
I come to think about their music as medicine for a depressed soul,instead of taking a pill you can put on this lovely album "Coming up for air" and will not feel as you?re drowning anymore,I can assure you that you will be Waving not drowning(like in the classic album title by Rupert Hine).
As a matter of fact,I can hear some Rupert Hine in their songs,all mixed up with some Julian Lennon harmonies and packaged in an Aussie Rock Suit!
Singer,guitarist Van Ravens has a smooth and beautiful voice and together with keyboardplayer/singer Halvor Holter,they can be compared a little to the superduo Mark Gershmel/Rick Florian from White Heart.
"Planets","Energize me","Blah,blah,blah","Killing time" ...you name it,they are all splendid pop pearls.
"House of cards" make time stand still so do yourself a favour and check them out.