I’ve been a VAST fan since the first album in 1998. I loved that big powerful sound. Then, as Music for the people and Nude came out, even though I liked those albums as well, to me, VAST was not getting any better. Forward to Me and You, and VASTs new album is suddenly my favorite album of the year (and I buy about 200 CD per year). As I’m 11 years older now than when the original album came out, I can appreciate this album being on the mellow side. There aren’t any distorted guitars on this album which makes it feel largely acoustic (but with drums). But it’s still great to play loud.
If you like beautiful and melancholic songs, this CD is for you. The songs are simply amazing. Highly recommended.
Thanks to the other reviewers, I realized that I’ve missed the last two albums, Turquoise & Crimson and April. They are on order now. Listening to the clips from April, it sounds like it’s about the same style as this one.