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PART THE SECOND

Maudlin Of The Well

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.22 | 526 ratings

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Spellcraft
4 stars I thought that they would never return after the 90's.I am so glad that I am wrong.

Like what most of the others have said about this album,it is indeed well put together and less rough than the previous Leaving your Body Map and still retains that wonderful spacey feel.Most of the time when I hear of anything that might sound just a little spacey I am immediately reminded of porcupine tree (early days) and Pink Floyd in their early days with Syd Barret;I then forget who I'm currently listening to and decide to rather listen to either PT or PF.BUT...Maudlin keeps my attention as if I'm slightly hypnotized by their songs.The accompanying strings are never overdone but are never left in the dark either.The subtle notes of various guitar harmonies and synth waves in the background always give a warm cloud of comfort to the linings of notes that hold the arrangements together but still leave oblique expressions to my ears,especially Toby's almost surreal voice.And the lyrics are as uncanny as ever.It is true that their is less dissonance in the album than the others,but there still lies some "What in the world was that?" passages waiting for you in gradual twists and turns.Sam's guitar harmonic pickings are always a nice touch,and there's plenty of that here too.

I've always loved Leaving Your Body Map and Bath,and this one I am starting to love no less.It is the most gentle out of Maudlin's catalog but do not worry.It's still definitely Maudlin.

And you know what's even better about this album than the rest?It is COMPLETELY FREE.Yes,that's right,this great album is being given away FREE due to nature of making the album because this was actually funded by fan donations alone ( I hope to see this happen more in music fanbases in the near future).Anyways, the album is vailable at their website in three formats:320kbs MP3,uncompressed WAV,and finally wonderful FLAC.To everyone reading this review,please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and download a copy of this terrifically done graceful album as soon as possible because offers like these are bound to last for a limited time.

Spellcraft | 4/5 |

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