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Devin Townsend


Experimental/Post Metal

4.23 | 528 ratings

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5 stars This is, without a doubt, a unique and beautiful collection of music. A being that clearly is pulling from such depths and then has the ability to say it's just entertainment folks, clearly is a very old soul. The range of emotion here is astounding, gentleness and maniacal anger, all expressed in their most bare and unfiltered forms. As a musician, this music is deceptively straightforward. It's complexity is vertical / harmonic rather than horizontal / melodic. It's about texture and color and the flavors you experience here are found nowhere else save perhaps another Devy album. To my taste, however, this is the album that does it best.

It didn't blow me away on the first listen. I had a bit of Ok that's cool enough But as with many good prog albums, this one grows with more listens. More of the separate layers of Devy's wall of sound come through, some of the lyrics make a little bit of sense, it just comes together a bit more.

My least favorite song is Fluke as it's a little too pop, a little too major. Aside from the transitional moments (I love getting Olives as a track on random play on last.fm) I consider all of the remaining songs great. Deep Peace, Earth Day, Tiny Tears stand out to me but really they're all moving pieces.

IMO the best work of one of the few truly unique voices in music.

Negoba | 5/5 |


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