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HAMSTRAPPED

Uberband

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.50 | 2 ratings

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DamoXt7942
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3 stars This album is flooded with remarkable energetic opacity even under their "close-to-the-edge (disbandment)" circumstance. Me. Bungle- ish cynical, a bit nasty, but simultaneously somehow comfortable atmosphere can be felt via their magnificent play, extreme melody line, eccentric rhythm, and crazy funky voices.

The first track "Oompapa", especially, grabs our ears and brain fully with such a meaningless phrase and catchy melodic core. And quite amazing they keep crooked positive phase for every avantgarde freak amongst a bunch of acceptable elements. The following "Layabout" reminds me of some antipop combos who push fake pop immigrants filched somewhere in the pop / rock scene. "Slowly" attaches itself and themselves to us Japanese, filled with sticky "Enka-ish" texture but don't get deceived.

They eccentrically groove and approve upon every track. For example, "Horse" drenched in danceable vibes and beats sounds like a Japanese festival dance Awaodori, enough with their interpretation for happiness or luckiness ... fine for the audience to touch a fantastic moment (half an hour) that was created just before their disbandment (and released posthumously) ... what a pity, but a gem.

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |

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