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Third Ear Band


Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

2.74 | 8 ratings

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1 stars Music for drastic interrogation

Recorded in Munich for German television this album was the soundtrack for a film of the tragic medieval love story between Abelard and Heloise. It consists of 36 minutes of oboe and strings with occasional percussion. While I generally enjoy setups like this I find much of this album to be amazingly grating and irritating. It starts out fairly well but by the halfway point it became apparent that Special Ops could use this material to get information from just about anyone. Repetitive or seemingly so, often abrasive, emotionless (to me) and just plain maddening, the album is one of the few employing the noted chamber instruments that I have been unable to enjoy. I would suggest this album is for the hardest core TEB/experimental music fans and caution others to proceed carefully. I do love the album cover though. 2/10

Finnforest | 1/5 |


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