The album opens with 'Loup De Mer', a mid tempo tune that carefully opens the door to the new and improved Radare. The restraint modesty of the band has made place for a firm belief in their own musicianship, resulting in highly narrative and varied music. In a way, Radare has become the post rock band in the dark jazz scene, which in my opinion is a pretty neat thing. These are not merely Twin Peaks inspired tunes. These are pieces of music that Ennio Morricone himself would purchase in a record store. Yes, jazz, western music, post rock, krautrock, it's all here and it's pretty damn fascinating.
I am incredibly impressed by this album. I discovered them back at Incubate several years ago. They were youngsters with a vision and with enjoyable music. Now they have grown up, they have listened to Godspeed! You Black Emperor and set their own standard to that very level. And would you believe it, they quite often reach that standard. 'Eternal Love' is a mind boggling piece of music and the short title track brings tears to my eyes. If it's possible to fall in love with a record... You get the idea.
'Der Endless Dream' is the result of years of meticulous songwriting but also one where Radare dares to experiment, cross borders and explore niches. 'Room' is indeed the jazz version of a glacial post rock track, slowly meandering and evolving. I never thought I was going to say this, but this album is even better than 'Im Argren'. Radare, I hope you are ready to say goodbye to the forest stage and hello to the mainstream media. This album is award winning material, brought to you by one of the most talented and hardworking bands on the planet.