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PYRAMIDAL

Pyramidal

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.76 | 52 ratings

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Peter Angus
2 stars Pyramidal is a Spanish band that practices a certain psychedelia and minimalism not in the sense of Glass or Nyman, of course. His last work, with homonymous title, consists of six tracks of extensive duration, especially the last one that almost doubles any of the others. The production is not amater, but neither is it professional. This detail makes the sound in general uniform, with few incursions into more daring and creative mixes. This has a very monotonous sound throughout the album. As for the songs, they are practically instrumental, since the scarce presence of voices invites us to think that they are treated as one more color. The compositions, in their musical structure, are usually based on short harmonic loops that are repeated over and over again. Along every track, there are interventions without a clear relationship between them; they generate environments or fragments in an expressionist style. Perhaps what I like the least about this album, and its particular style, is the trip to nowhere. The tonal keys are only a few within a composition and the whole work, which makes you want to skip the tracks quickly from one to another to try to discover something new. As much as they insist, the longest composition features the same deficiencies. Anyway, I think this album can work better as environmental music to create a hypnotic sensation than in an active listening. On this album, all of this may be understandable, but on a future work the band will have to propose something else.
Peter Angus | 2/5 |

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