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EFFLORESCE

Oceansize

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.05 | 227 ratings

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nisandzic
4 stars People called »prog purists« might not like this one; it represents some kind of unique progressive/indie/metal/psychedelic rock music with lot of explorations, superb production, and still enough accesible and modern. Oceansize have three guitars, and each is different, connection of them is extraordinary: they sound like one. In previous decades, it was very hard to set up three guitars together, without going unlistable and too noisy. Now, technics got so high, that helps these truly talented guys to express themselves with this unique idea. Oceansize are connection between past and future, their rock is fresh, shows that there is more possibilities in building this music, they break boundaries of rock music. It is interesting to try to talk about influences. I feel there are little bit of influences of Sigur Ros (drums in first track), some Mogwai, a little bit of Porcupine Tree and none influence is obvious to the point where it starts to be unjustified to talk about them. Only song that does not fit well here is You Wish, which is grunge song with heavy screaming and sexy lyrics, different from others. This album is the best under headphones, there you can feel magic of three excelently packed guitars, talented and unique drumming and cool bass (much audible). It were vocals that made me dislike band at first. I thought: »This guy sings like any other from alternative bands all across the world«. But it needs time to realize how Venart is unique singer: all over album we hear multiple (most of the time double vocal harmonies), and lyrics are much more inteligent (mostly very poetic) than in any standard alternative band. And the drumer! He really rocks, his skills are so fine, he is really up to drum masters like Danny Carey or Gavin Harrison. Other stuff on album are: strings (real), electronic effects (put in deep background), and piano. Recommanded to all fans of modern progressive rock, to fans of brilliant production, to anyone who want to participate in rebirth of prog music!
nisandzic | 4/5 |

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