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SNACK(S)

miRthkon

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.03 | 71 ratings

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Nogbad_The_Bad
Special Collaborator
RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team
5 stars Four years after bursting onto the scene with their debut, Vehicle, MiRthkon are back with their sophomore release, Snack(S). The band features dual guitars, bass, drums, and dual horn section (saxophones, clarinet, flute). The line up has changed a bit from their debut. Wally, Matt, Carolyn & Jamison remain, adding Travis Andrews on guitar & Matt Lebofsky (also of Secret Chiefs 3 & MoeTar) on Bass. Matt guested on the debut.

The album continues the development of the band, they have a darker heavier sound than their debut without losing the quirky zaniness that was a major feature of Vehicle. The 'advertising' clips aren't featured this time round but there's still plenty of fun in the music. They really don't sound like anyone else which is part of the appeal, they have the complexity of a Miriodor with the switch to heaviness coming out of nowhere.

The most recognizable element of their sound is the dual horn section featuring Carolyn Walter & Jamison Smeltz. They play a variety of wind instruments and their interplay is really the bedrock of the bands sound.

A highly enjoyable album closes with a terrific version of Black Sabbath's Fairies Wear Boots. Highly recommended for anyone enjoying the modern resurgence of the Avant/RIO scene.

Nogbad_The_Bad | 5/5 |

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