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Aluk Todolo



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2 stars The shape of "Occult Rock" to come.

This is Aluk Todolo's debut single. It's the first music they managed to release and it was only a mere example of the things to come. The two songs presented on this single are around five minutes in length and shows the band at an early stage void of any industrial influences and with a post-rock-like cleanness in their sound.

Side A is the song that closest in spirit to the music in their debut, but, like I previously mentioned, the sound is cleaner and stripped from all of the harsh and disturbing effects that will dominate the band's later release. Side B sounds like a completely different band. The music here hits you hard and fast. There's not a single trace of "occult rock" to be found on this song and it actually sounds like something that Neu! would release if they where still alive and kicking in the 21st century.

The music on this single is very different to that on their full-length debut. Aluk Todolo sounds a bland and lacking personality on this single. This shows a band that's still looking for their own sound and luckily enough they managed to found it within the same year. If you really want to know what Aluk Todolo are about then you're better off listening to their full-length debut, "Descension".

chamberry | 2/5 |


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