After the first two songs I expected something epic, like "Counterparts" with sharper production. Yet now I think the music got retro taste, back into the band's 70s with modern arrangements, with even "By-tor" snippets. It sounds a bit like "Lakeside Park" from the "Subdivisions" tribute album, old stuff with modern epic sound.
And of course it's Neil's personal album, looks like his old dream of a new story came true. As if Alex and Geddy are mostly playing along to his design this time.
And waiting for the novelization to explore that universe.