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Vezhlivy Otkaz



4.32 | 76 ratings

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5 stars Avant-prog generally doesn't cross with prog folk, but Polite Refusal seemingly took that name to show how little they care for such a barrier. This some rather dour, brooding folk worthy of Russia that does not shy away from proggy, experimental leanings. It makes for a fascinating listen, and gives Univers Zero's work a run for its money in terms of darkness... and quality. There is a good variety of instruments and instrumentation, the shadows permeate the music in the best way, and boy, can the band play. Thus far the avant-prog highlight for the 2010's, and won't be conceding that position easily, let alone ever fall out of my favour. Highly recommended to avantheads and adventurous folk aficionados.
LearsFool | 5/5 |


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