Magnetic Seasons, the new release from Mugstar, is an intriguing listen to say the least. On the outside it seems like more of a typical instrumental prog album, but if you look a little closer you’ll see it’s much more than just another throwaway album in a sea of releases that all sound rather similar to one another.
In short: Magnetic Seasons is a fully immersive listen. It’s one of those albums that you can put on and lose yourself in – each track tells its own individual story whilst also blending together to form a bigger picture, and subsequently once you start listening to the piece, you’ll find yourself unable to turn it off until the closing notes ring out. It means it’s difficult to get into the album if you just jump in halfway or listen to one or two tracks, but that’s only a minor nuance in the grand scheme of things.
What’s also nice about the album is that you can’t help but notice different things on each subsequent listen of it. There’s some really great intricate little details lurking beneath the surface of the music and it keeps things fresh and more engaging for the listener.
As a whole, Magnetic Seasons is a great album – and a highly recommended listen for those into their instrumental music.