The texturally rich allure of Paklite’s “Reality” literally pulls the listener into its splendor, especially since they compliment the drums in an ever so stylish manner.

“Reality” is the follow-up release to “Visions”, and both of these Paklite gems are bound by themes involving time. Of the two, “Reality” has almost a melancholic feel to it, representing the doubts and fears Paklite has about the future. This is wonderfully expressed when the melodic arrangements slip into the mix, particularly from the guitars dripping in chorus fx and the dreamy synth tones hovering over the beefy drums.

The two releases fit how I have been feeling lately as I get older. On one hand I am excited for what the future holds and on the other I have anxieties for the challenges I will have to facePaklite