Swimming in My Sleep is a contemplative song that ties together 1960s psychedelic with 1970s progressive. The resulting effort is able to immediately gain listeners’ attentions. Squaring The Circle has a bit of political content to add some gravity to the overall album, while Pirate Jane changes the whole formula by bringing a bit of blues and the bayou into the mix. The one element that is weaved through the entirety of Final Reflections has to be the utmost care put into the instrumentation. The seven-plus minute run time of an effort like Artificial Man goes by like a blip, owing to how successfully each part of the band can entrance listeners. Careful arrangements easily tattoo themselves into listeners’ brains; Final Reflection is like a memorable meal that sticks to one’s bones.
The Peter Ulrich Collaboration – “Final Reflections” / Facebook /