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Sparkle In Grey


Post Rock/Math rock

3.99 | 10 ratings

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4 stars -(This review was written before PA changed Sparkle in Grey from Progressive Electronic to Post Rock/Math Rock.)

Excellent Progressive Post-Math/Rock, Crossover and Eclectic music, with touches of Prog/Electronics !!

Sparkle in Grey's "Mexico" travels many routes musically speaking. Maybe the relaxed mood in both their cover art as its inlays (which they send you promptly, even if only downloaded, via Bandcamp) is that exactly, but as the music progresses there is an experimental sense of moving forward through different environments. The "electronics" involved consist mostly of pre-recorded material and "noises" which act as bridges from song to song, and also as track 4 "Sunrising", become a whole experimental electronic song.

I of course, knew of this band through the PA's prog/electronic listings, which I thank for, but nevertheless, to include Sparkle in Grey in this electronic "planet" is completely out of tune, both musically speaking & market-wise, 6 ratings since 2011, is ridiculous!

Anyway. Sparkle in Grey's "Mexico" is basically "instrumental", it is bold without scandals, intelligent and creative without pompousness or technical pirouettes. The range and scopes of the up-front but minimalistic display in their intrumentation ranges from the above mentioned electronic backgrounds, but mostly, whole constructed songs based on acoustic piano, acoustic and electric guitars, violins, strings, down to earth and subtle drummings and songs that have the whole feel of the night life Rock/Jazz circuits, in the post-"whathever" 21th century's world. Also songs that seem to come straight out from the "wilderness". The routes are varied, attractive and rich in contrasts, without exceeding these contrasts just for kicks!

As the rating goes, good enough, as to have bought their next effort. Good enough to hold on to, "essential" they say.

****4 (multi-genre) PA stars!

admireArt | 4/5 |


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