A collection of previously released works including two new songs exclusively produced for Pandora's Box .
1 At worlds edge 1:31
------The world of lost and found 1:23
2 Siren’s Call 6:57
3 Time Walk 5:44
4 A dream within a dream 4:57
5 Drift 3:42
6 Scottish Hills 3:20
------The Spacerider legend 4:42
------Love at first sight 0:57
7 Before sunrise 6:06
8 Echoes 4:28
9 Silent Gods 7:35
10 To the wild roses 8:07
11 Jutland 8:04
12 Breathing Spirit 5:54
13 Tides of life 3:43
German Import | Through more than a decade, Chandeen have managed to artistically steer clear of the stereotypes of ethereal music. Over the years, they have created a sound that is distinctly their own and instantly recognisable. With Pandora’s Box, the band once again shows the spectacular, epic and also the calm, melancholic moments of their 12 years history. The album also contains the last two unreleased tracks and shows Chandeen’s history from Shaded By The Leaves through Echoes. Harald Löwy: ”We choose the songs which describes our musical journey. They are bridges of our evolution which was everything else than continuous.”
A review from Gothic Paradise
Released on Kalinkaland Records in Germany, this long-awaited compilation contains some of the best from over a decade of spectacular songs to choose from.
I could have easily expected to see the tracks included on this album, but would also debate one or two others. I probably wouldn't have been able to limit the album to a single disc if I were choosing favorites to include, but would have released a second bonus disc also, including at least "My World Depends on You" and "Red Letter Days", along with a dozen others. But what we're presented with is still enough to give a nice history of the great music released over the years.
Even if you have all of the previous releases, you'll never hear their works like you will on this compilation. The combination of "At Worlds Edge" and "The World of Lost and Found" is a perfect example, mixing these two tracks seemlessly and presenting a brand new sound that is dark and dreamy and evokes the perfect introduction. Shifting in and out of the dream-pop to ethereal and swirling otherworldy feelings each track gives, the listener can feel the music as it penetrates to the core. "Siren's Call" drifts along with the longing and tragic tone of knowing loss and Edgar Allen Poe's dark and pensive moods come out in "A Dream Within A Dream" portrayed in floating and minimalistic fashion.
Another captivating mix, combining three beautiful tracks from three different albums is the combination of "Scottish Hills", "The Spacerider Legend", and "Love at First Sight". The dreamy vocals giving way to minimal piano loops that could bring tears to any grown man, that then segues to more siren-like vocals and moving rhythm and flute.
I don't think a compilation disc for this group would be complete without the inclusion of "To The Wild Roses" and "Jutland", two of my favorites from these artists. Both over eight minutes long and equally as captivating for the entire time, leaving the listener longing for another eight minutes of this music bliss. Finally, we're left with two new tracks for a finale. "Breathing Spirit" is the first of these which slowly builds through dreamy ambient instruments and sounds to Antje's beautiful vocals. The track continues to build slightly adding more depth and emotion through a strong rhythm and percussion set and fading suddenly into silence. "Tides of Life" is a more upbeat and dream-pop oriented track than the previous, but equally as fun and interesting to listen to. There is certainly an upbeat feeling, leaving the listener happy for ever discovering and listening to this group. And that is how I leave this review, happy to have discovered this group and listened over the years. This is definitely an album that will remain in my collection for years to come and that will get plenty of play during that time. I think other fans will agree with me in giving this album a perfect rating and recommending it very highly to all others. Rating: 5/5