The calm style of Message In A Cloud slowly integrates into its sonorous vicinities a subtle elegance that seems to be discreetly inserted into the microcosms of the melodies, slowly wandering throughout the perception of its harmonies the graceful beauty that exists within its musical borders. But the record resents itself from dispersive moments of tedious predictability, although at the same time the parallax of its continual elegance seems to be higher as the music progresses to an ascendant path of elevating stability.
While Anassa does have a decent conjuncture of qualities, and cannot be ruled as a bad album – as a matter of fact, remain truthful to its proposal – the work has little to differentiate itself from other albums of the genre. Its style is consistent, and the songs display a certain degree of beauty, but in a more general evaluation, Anassa can be best described as another post rock album, that has genuine qualities, but little to outstand itself from the multitude of records that are released every year in the genre.
Despite the fact that the work displays a decent level of technical quality and musical professionalism, it’s difficult to listen to this album with moderate satisfaction until the end. Unless you need a calmer, almost silent, quiet album to relax, Anassa will leave you exasperated. While the work delivers good music, it certainly demands a lot of patience from the audience, since there are only a handful of passages that are really pleasant and enjoyable.