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RADICAL SYMMETRY

Ut Gret

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.35 | 17 ratings

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GKR
5 stars Absolutely ecstactic, involved, layered and any other adjective possible to express how I felt inside (inside!) this album. Radical Symmetry is the third UT Gret album, and even if the 2014 album has been reviewed by a significant number of people, this is the first review and not rating of this 2011 jewel - why? Dont know...

But let us turn to the music. First, I must confess I knew nothing about the band, who introduced me to it was Micky a random topic of PA. Not even I have the opportunity to read the material that the band produced for the album or anything else, so, I should stick to the music and track' titles.

"Radical Symmetry" remember something contradictory: technically speaking a symmetry cannot be radical, because by definition it is equal. As much as the title of this album incite us to imagine an exploration of shapes and experimentalism without limits (which actually occurs along the tracks), the first feeling we have is to be welcomed, and this is done by a some great guitar riffs at the beginning of the first track, "Insect probe", opening your ears for further experimentation.

The wide variety of instrumentation is so surprising as it allows the group to explore them track by track. There is no rush or haste: all the styles that the group explores (from Indian music to certain melodies that reminded me of the Jewish melodies of "The fiddler on the roof") are minimally disposed with music correlation from tack to track. "For Viswa", music with Indian influence, does not prevent the appreciation of the more "conventional" "A Walk in the Garden". The shorter "Round brown mouse" and "Last Impression" work very well as a bridge where the most different ranges of correlations would not be easier as the two that mentioned above. "Rule 110" may be my favorite track of the whole album. There is something of Henry Cow and Univers Zero in it with the delicacy that UT Gret display their style. It is actually a very well-built track. "Sword of Damocles" is a didactic way of showing the progression of a track and definitely "Vegetable Matters" also shows the progression together with the completion of the album.

I'm forgetting something? It seems so... Radical Simmetry and the album cover induce me to think something ... the name of the tracks also ... an insect probe, a souvenir of the city, regression, rats and snakes... impressions and rules... damn it, seems that there is some concept here! I couldnt read the lyrics or visualized the whole art, but I'll do so and perhaps return to this review to an update . My verdict is already 5 stars, just for music. If I'am presented with a well-articulated concept, I can turn into a UT Gret fan quite easily.

Oh, sorry, UT GreAt.

GKR | 5/5 |

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