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THE UNRAVELLING

Knifeworld

 

Crossover Prog

3.60 | 70 ratings

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Nogbad_The_Bad
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RIO/Avant/Zeuhl & Eclectic Team
5 stars It's only halfway through the year so far but this may well end up as my album of the year for 2014.

Knifeworld have been around for around 5 years but this is really the first full formed album with a eight piece band bringing Kavus Torabi's (Cardiacs, Guapo, Gong) ideas to life. This is the sort of clever complex psychedelic pop that XTC and Mike Kenneally have specialized in. Beautifully mastered by Bob Drake it can initially sound a little quiet but that's because it sacrifices the current noise wars for full defined sound. You can turn this all the way up and everything is really clear.

While Kavus' guitar is very prominent in everything it's really the bassoon and vocals that give this album a depth of sound that is pretty unique. There's song craft, complexity, riffs and hooks a plenty.

The only complaint could be that it's a bit short in comparison to a lot of modern prog releases but the music is so captivating that you feel exhausted when it ends. This is a masterpiece.

Nogbad_The_Bad | 5/5 |

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