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4.46 | 35 ratings

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5 stars Nothing Less Than 5 Stars

What a strange being, this one is. After the 'prog-billy' sound of The American Standard, they've come up with a calmer, quieter, but even MORE complex than before. The eerie atmosphere of avant-prog, though it always returns to a terrific melody (usually UNLIKE avant). There's only a few signs of 'prog-billy' remaining, it seems. Only the mad instrumentation on violin and harmonica gives indication of anything 'billy'. Here, there's a carefully-planned rhythmic strike of violins, keyboards floating through the background, unique guitar-interplay melting into the background, drums following a jazzy beat. What you have here is creative, technical brilliance.

R. Daneel Olivaw was posted up on Youtube, which was all I needed to know before making the daring feat and sending $9 through Amazon. Every song on the album is varied, (my favorite aspect) though still follows the same style. Impossible to describe. The mood could be a laid-back guitar ballad, then leads up to a collage of classical piano, sax, drums' unpredictable. The instrumentation is ecstatic and complex. Fans of Birds and Buildings would take comfort here. I hope soon the gang from Dreadnaught will release their American Standard as an MP3 release, I'd love to purchase it but $18 for a physical copy is way above my pay-grade. Thank you, there's albums I listen to once a year and there's albums I listen to repeatedly. This is the latter. Nothing less than 5 stars, ANYONE who gives this a listen will love it. I pray this band doesn't disappear into obscurity; there's a band who've reached their creative peak and this piece proves it.

Raccoon | 5/5 |


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