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Birds And Buildings


Eclectic Prog

4.18 | 329 ratings

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4 stars I was very curious to review this record! I had a feeling I would be a nice one and that was true. Birds and Buildings is a progressive rock band from the United States of America.Their first record "Bantam to Behemoth" from 2008 has gained a lot of appreciation and now they have released their second work "Multipurpose Trap", a 63 minutes long record with nine tracks in different lengths. The information of musicians I can see shows four members: Dan Britton(keys, guitars), Malcolm McDuffe(drums,trumpet), Brian Falkowski(saxes, flute, clarinet) and Brett d'Anon(bass,guitars). The cover picture is very nice with various items and a trap in the middle and mountains in the background.

Let's make it clear: I like this music a lot and I am quite sure it is worth five stars. It gives many hints of that. Every track proves creativity, sophisticated instrumentation and musically fantasy. Three tracks are perfect: "The dumb fish" which is very free and has something of Gryphon in it, "Horse-shaped cloud" which not excuses itself in no way and has a wonderful jazz sound and the long "Abominable Pelican" monster which is hard to acquire but totally amazing. Sometimes they flow in harmonical melodies but all the time it's so exciting. The wildness is euphoric and the band sings a lot in their avant-garde way.

I would consider this music perhaps more "free" than other prog. This is very much avant- garde but it's also a lot of jazz. All the time it's mostly very heavy. Tracks like "Miracle Pigeon", "Secret Crevice" and "Aviator Prosco" are certainly well performanced songs. There's so much to love here. What I perhaps love most is the saxophones who scream around in a brutal sophisticated way. Most of all this music is unique. As a wrote I think this record is worth five stars, but my personal taste thinks they could have been a little more varied and melodical. It also thinks this record is worth to grow and maybe later on get what it deserves.

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |


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