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Post Rock/Math rock

3.00 | 37 ratings

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3 stars Got to make a kind of stand about this album. To many others this one is the weakest 65dos album but IMO is not bad at all. Different from the "classic" 65dos?... Yes!... Not proggy enough?... Maybe... Not post-rock? Definitively no.

Post-rock is an experimental genre that constatly look forward for innovation and new sounds. Well, this album is a kind of traditional post-rock album mixed with some hard electronic, drum & bass and even techo dance sections which sometimes enriches the musical textures we find on the 9 tracks of the album starting with the catchy opener "Mountainhead", located between the well-known hard rhythmical bases of this band and some pop beats. The second track, "Crash Tactics", is a classic "65dos-style" from the Stumble.Stop.Repeat era; a great, complex and heavy (but too short!) instrumental journey such as "Weak4".

If I got to pick another remarkable song of this album I go to "Debutante", a piece based on floating and hypnotic keyboards and soft but proggy guitar riffs. The other tracks got some poppish electronic mixtures, such as "Come With Me" with Robert "The Cure" Smith on vocals, and "Tiger Girl", a dance-electronic piece with some catchy rhythms extremely long and repetitive.

Got to say that is not an album for hard post-rock lovers but it has great and enjoyable sections, well made electronic athmospheres, and (why not?) awsome dance tracks. And maybe is the perfect piece to introduce some beginners into this genre. 3* to me?

progadicto | 3/5 |


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