This is a hard to define disc that ventures into all sorts of strange territory with varying degrees of success. I'm reminded immediately of Nurse With Wound for some reason- maybe it's the sense of intent that the whole disc has. There is a twisted narrative that seems to emerge from the unusual vocals of one Kasja Noova that takes "Seven Souls" into a surreal nighttime world of hallucinatory jazz clubs and empty city streets.
Translogic's strength lies in their ability to weave connections between contemplative free jazz and odd pop structures. At one point the band might be engaging in an intensely focused sax and harmonica duet, and then shift modes on the next track to a bizarre take on trip hop or a noisy, Diamanda Galas-esque dirge. Not every track is a winner though. Some of the improv feels uninspired, and that trip hop track is a little cringe-able. Despite the occasional shortcoming, the highlights on "Seven Souls" are vivid and unique. Translogic has a strong sense of artistic vision to their work that is missing from a lot of things I come across. If they can trim the fat a bit and hone in on some of their sweet spots then this could be a band to watch. 7/10 -- Charles Franklin (20 May, 2009)