Guitarist/Vocalist Zack Rogue formed Rogue Wave in 2002 and recorded the first album all on his own, 5 years and 3 records later he has built up a sound and also a complete band that will slowly and steady make a name for themselves in the music business. I think the world needs more of this psychedelic pop that Rogue Wave does so well, the new single "Lake Michigan" became a favorite song from the first moment I heard it and I would´ve liked this album more if the rest had been on the same level.
But "Asleep at heaven´s gate" isn´t bad, not at all - there are several songs that keeps me interested through the whole album and I especially like the mood the band has created. It´s easy to think of bands like Pink Floyd and Alan Parsons Project while listening to this album even if the songs really doesn´t exactly sound like that, I´m referring more to the soundscape rather than the actual songs. This is a comfortable album and the best way to describe their sound is to mix Manfred Mann´s Earth Band and Tears For Fears with The Beatles.