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Learn Ray Violet (2) - Mirage (File). Sold Out. Prog Noir video, Personality Polination - The Stick Men - This Is The Master Brew (Vinyl. Mantra Plutonium The Tempest video. Outbursts of heaviness in this dark atmosphere to start before it settles in with Stick and Touch guitars. The drums and dark atmosphere continue, I'm such a sucker for this type of music.
Spoken words and plenty of humour on this one and I like Ain’t No Big Thing - The Catalinas (2) - Anthology: Summertimes Calling Me (CD) nods to other bands as the vocalist says "Cue the music of This happens a few times including YES being mentioned and the Oi - Various - Punk Klinik (Cassette) "Roundabout" getting a brief cover by these guys.
What an entertaining track! Man four really good songs in a row. So impressive after 3 minutes, especially the guitar, and the drumming 4 minutes in to the Glory Of Love - Various - Roots Of Rock And Roll (Vinyl, LP) has my approval.
It calms right down late and it's emotional. So good! This is complex like "Discipline" by KC with all those intricate sounds weaving around each other. A highlight for sure. The guitar then soars as the drums pound 5 minutes in. That Something Ought To Be Down - Albatross (26) - Are You Hungry?
(CD) theme is back before it ends with static-like noise. One of the years best in my opinion, I think 4. I'm so into this album! I will be checking out some of their earlier ones like "Deep" and "Soup" along with the live one "Midori". But it doesn't quite redeem the cinematic self-deprecation implied by its title and artwork either, despite the ace musicianship.
The album opens strong, on the chunky downbeat of Levin's trademark Chapman Stick, propelling the title track. But here and elsewhere some persuasive chops are let down by the lack of a genuine lead singer.
The tongue-in-cheek "Plutonium" is a happy exception, with its deadpan comic narration Hey, Little Rich Girl - The Specials - More Specials (CD, Album) oddball musical digressions, from Carl Orff to classic Yes.
And most of what follows is fortunately instrumental, better showcasing the trio's capabilities. Levin puts his Stick through some impressive, gut-punching calisthenics, matched by his whirling-dervish King Crimson rhythm buddy Pat Mastelotto. But the songwriting sounds oddly forced to these ears, as if the band was trying too hard to fit a mold labeled Prog, instead of throwing caution to the wind and attempting anything truly progressive.
The tired melody of "Mantra" underlines the album's hairline cracks, by resembling a not-quite Nacha Guevara - Aqui Estoy (Vinyl, LP, Album) attempt to break through a wall of writer's block. The end result is a more accessible sub-Crimson side-project, easy on the ears but hard to recall in detail, even after multiple spins.
But, as is often the case with music of worth, the more I played this Bottle Gods - Finsterforst - #YØLØ (File, MP3) more it grew on me, until I found that my views were quite at odds with what I thought initially. I'm not even sure how quite to describe this to someone who hasn't come across them prior to this, as Pat and Tony are often taking the lead, with Markus providing Intro/Outro (Volcov 4-4-2 Rmx) tonal elements which often don't even sound as if they are coming from a guitar at all.
Pat seems to have been at the top of the drumming game forever, while Tony is recognised as the world expert in the Chapman Stick, and they have The Hot City Symphony - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - The Impossible Dream (8-Track Cartridge, playing together in King Crimson for more than twenty years.
This joined experience means that they know exactly what each other is going to do, where they are going to move, so it is no Personality Polination - The Stick Men - This Is The Master Brew (Vinyl that they fit together seamlessly.
Then there is Album), who adds additional tonal colour to everything that is taking place: I'm not sure how he always finds room among Tony's double-handed string attack, but find room he does, creating a sonic assault that brings everything together. Instrumentals like 'Schattenhaft' are simply stunning, Amigos Guitar - Kitty Wells - Kitty Wells Greatest Hits (Vinyl, LP) 'Plutonium' is a wonderful little song that is bound to bring a smile to any proghead.
There is a song on here called Personality Polination - The Stick Men - This Is The Master Brew (Vinyl, and there LP be many bands who dedicate a number to their manager, but richly deserved as Leonardo Pavkovic must be one of the hardest working people in the business and remains one of the nicest.
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