What other transition signals besides "while" and "whilst"?
I've been writing a music review and in one particular paragraph where I've been comparing two particular songs, I feel I've had to rely on "while" and "whilst" way too much.
This is how the paragraph is supposed to go...
The two mellow songs, criticised severely by some, "Hours of Wealth" and "Isolation Years", actually make an immense contribution to the varied nature of Ghost Reveries. Actually you may be as surprised as I was that "Hours of Wealth" is a song whose vocals Akerfeldt did in one take and felt the need to defend in several interviews and even his own official forum (somethign he very rarely does), while he admitted being literally in tears singing "Isolation Years". The former also features a devastasting blues solo and even some a capella vocals and ranks among Opeth's most diverse pieces; while/whilst "Isolation Years", despite seeming rather simplistic at face value, makes subtle switches between 5/8 and 6/8 beats.
Obviously, I am unhappy about having to use these transitions repeatedly and would welcome any opinions you may have.