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Post Rock/Math rock

3.31 | 10 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars My friendship with Igor(Prog-jester) on this site was born mostly out of our very similar tastes in music. One day he asked me if he could send me some of the songs he had been working on and if I would comment on them, and of course I said yes. I have to tell you I was blown away at how good they were. I've stated publically before that his music is some of the best Post-Rock I have ever heard. I'm very proud of Igor and glad that he has some of his music out now on this split cd with KRIKSTON who is an incredible talent himself. I really think KROBAK is going to create a buzz when the first full length album is finally released in the near future.

KROBAK is up first with "Amnesia"(split edit). It opens with 2 1/2 minutes of sounds that rumble along darkly.That's when some mournful violin joins in and takes over. It stops 2 minutes later as light drums and Post-Rock style guitar create a pleasant mood. The sound is building. A change after 7 1/2 minutes as some dancing violin melodies arrive to end the track. "The Diary Of The Missed One" (album's preview) is my favourite piece on here. It's a medley really of some of the songs that will be featured on Igor's new album. I guess because i've heard some of the longer versions it's almost frustrating that they're so short. At least it's a taste of what's to come.The first section features that Post-Rock style guitar playing. It sounds great ! The next part comes in before 4 minutes and is my favourite. I could seriously listen to this all day. It's so uplifting and beautiful. It moves me emotionally. The next part arrives before 8 minutes as we get a light melody with some experimental sounds. After 9 minutes light drums and guitar take over and build. The final track from KROBAK is "The Fried Bull's Waltz". A fairly heavy guitar melody is played slowly over and over with space inbetween each melody(almost like it's slowly pulsating). Other sounds are being added. The heavy guitar melody stops breifly 8 minutes in, but does return before the bull disappears for good. Late in the song it becomes quite spacey, almost like DJAM KARET with a Post-Rock flavour.

Next up is KRIKSTON with a song from his new album("Smashed Moth") called "Art Saves/Kills". It opens with some atmospheric guitar that is joined by light drums. The guitar tone changes a minute in. A heavy passage comes and goes. Nice. A calm before 5 minutes lasts about 2 1/2 minutes. Then some TOOL-like drumming comes in until 9 minutes in when we are cooking.The final 1 1/2 minutes is just like the intro. Great track. The next 3 songs are from KRIKSTON's first record called "BPNLK". First up is "Fly In A Glass" a Post-Rock song that is guitar driven. It opens with beautiful, gentle guitar that builds as drums come in. A full sound 3 1/2 minutes in. After 5 minutes it calms right down to end it. "After A Rain" opens with the sound of pouring rain. All I know is it sounds much better when that sound stops. Piano and guitar sounds come in before all we can hear is guitar before 2 minutes. Drums then arrive 3 minutes in. "Come With Me On Wires" has this steady beat throughout. I really like the sound after 3 minutes as synths? come in.The beat stops 4 minutes in as a dark atmosphere ends the song.

This has been a pleasure to listen to, and i've listened to it a lot. For any Post-Rock fans out there, I know your going to be impressed by KROBAK's new album but in the meantime check out KROBAK on the Myspace web-site.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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