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PART THE SECOND

Maudlin Of The Well

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.23 | 538 ratings

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pianoman
5 stars Toby Driver really hit a home run in the game of prog with this (free) release

Part the Second is a concoction of recycled material that Toby Driver had written in the past, that he perfected or re-wrote and brought Maudilin of the Well back together. Although, this release isnt as raw or as menacing (in fact it isnt menacing at all, its quite peaceful) as the original version of the band. Toby Driver covers such a vast range of genres, he somehow accomplishes to create music unlike any I have ever heard. He took ideas and sounds from genres and spliced them with other ideas and sounds from other genres that makes it a unique and beautiful work of art (to say the least)

Giving back to the people...

One thing they did that I cant recal has been done very often is take donations from fans of the band wanting to see a reunion, producing the album independantly, and releasing it for free on their website. This proves that they are true to their music. They are so unselfish. They really just want their music to be heard by their fans. I respect them for this more than I have respected a band in the past.

So what, these guys are some really cool people, but is the music any good?

*&^% Yes! This album is flawless! The musicianship is incredible, the atmospheres and moods conveyed take you somewhere else, the broad range of styles amazes me, the album dosnt drag, and its not too short, and for an independantly relased album funded off of donations, the quality is pretty friggin amazing. Like many other reviewers said, it sounds very similar to Kayo Dot's most recent release Blue Lambency Downward. I agree with this and I also add that it reminds me of PFM's Per Un Amico, PTree's The Sky Moves Sideways, Sigur Ros' Agaetus Byrjun, Sleepy Time Gorilla Museum's Of Natural History and any other material from Toby and his band of musicians. That makes one hell of an interesting combination of sound. My personal favorite tracks are An Excerpt From 6,000,000,000,000 Miles Before the First, or, The Revisitation of the Blue Ghost (1999- 2009), and Laboratories of the Invisible World (Rollerskating the Cosmic Palmistric Postborder) (2005-2009). But dont jump to conclusions! None of the tracks are weak at all.

This is a modern masterpiece of prog...

I recomend this album to anyone who listens to prog. This album will appeal to anyone who listens and enjoys any of the sub-genres listed at the top of this web page. This will espcecially appeal to fans of Post Rock, Avant-Garde, Symphonic Prog, and Classical music (Rose Quartz Turning to Glass is almost entirely a violin/piano romantic-style classical jam)

Whenever you have the time, stop by Maudlin of the Well's website and download this beauty.

I dont think ive done this for an album yet, but im going to give this one 5.0/5.0 stars. The new Close to the Edge? Possibly.

pianoman | 5/5 |

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