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INVENTIONS FOR THE NEW SEASON

Maserati

 

Post Rock/Math rock

4.02 | 20 ratings

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chamberry
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3 stars Putting the Rock in Post-Rock.

Maserati is one of my first post-rock discoveries of this year (if not my first). They aren't bringing anything new to the table with this release, but they do take a different approach in making their music. With the addition of Jerry Fuchs (member of !!! and Turing Machine) on drums the band took a more rhythmic formula on this album instead of the casual soft / loud dynamics and this is where Maserati shines.

The band's can be seen as somewhat minimalist in nature and that has to be thanks to Jerry Fuch's drumming. He reminds me alot to Can's drummer, Jaki Liebezeit, but in modern times. I like to think that he's the leading force in the band's music and it feels that way in songs like "Inventions" and "Show Me The Season". It's also nice to see post-rock bands using the drummer in equal value as the other instruments and it does make Maserati's sound rockier than your average guitar-dominated post-rock band. Maserati's sound is also in the borders of the space rock genre thanks to the echo effects of the guitars and the One-Of-These-Days bass lines. The minimalist aspect of their music also reminds me to that of Neu!, but slightly faster. The guitarists, Coley and Matt, are great at their punchy-yet-emotional guitar playing.

Personally I feel that the band has much more to offer. I often feel that they didn't tried hard enough in some of the songs on the album. The drumming is the best part of the album and it's the main thing that keeps me coming for more. The best songs on the album are easily "Show Me The Season" and "Inventions" with their rocky feel. I would've liked to see more of those type of songs in the album instead of songs like "Kalimera" or "Kalinihta" which sound more like leftovers (as sad is it may sound).

The band has potential, but they need a bit more focus. Great band to rock to, though.

chamberry | 3/5 |

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