ALNILAM’s Under the Sun is like a dream on many different levels. It’s abstract and almost surreal, yet it’s full of emotion; it’s short, yet it feels like a trip to somewhere far away, deep within, leaving emotions that linger; and like the best kind of dreams, you want to go back under its spell as soon as it’s over.
At the risk of exhausting the dream metaphor, what distinguishes Under the Sun from most dreams is its coherence and harmony. Every element complements the next one beautifully, from the gentle vocals, soaring and gliding like a gracious bird, to the swelling instrumental sections that sweep you away, to the bass lines, especially those in “Under the Sun,” which tell underlying stories of heavenly love and beauty.
Perfect isn’t a word that usually suits something as subjective as art, but let’s put it another way – ALNILAM’S Under the Sun is one of those works of art that feels complete, absolute, everything that its makers intended it to be.