Somnium

Album Review of Somnium by Jacco Gardner.

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Somnium

Jacco Gardner

Somnium by Jacco Gardner

Release Date: Nov 23, 2018
Record label: Polyvinyl
Genre(s): Electronic, Ambient, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia

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Somnium - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

After a couple albums of relaxed chamber pop built around baroque instrumentation and gently psychedelic songcraft, Jacco Gardner did some drastic renovations on his third album, Somnium. In the three years between records, Gardner relocated to Lisbon and found himself enmeshed in reading old science fiction novels and pondering the cosmos as he wandered around his new city of residence. These cerebral pursuits led him to some musical exploration.

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Under The Radar - 65
Based on rating 6.5/10
65

The third track on Jacco Gardner's Somnium is titled "Lagrangian Point. " Searching online for what a Lagrangian Point is lead me to this: "A Lagrange point is a location in space where the combined gravitational forces of two large bodies, such as Earth and the sun or Earth and the moon, equal the centrifugal force felt by a much smaller third body. The interaction of the forces creates a point of equilibrium where a spacecraft may be 'parked' to make observations.

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