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4.01 | 113 ratings

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5 stars This music has no limits or boundaries so the best thing to do is have an open mind and enjoy this zany wild ride. Unlike anything you have ever heard, and fifteen years later, Bubblemath are back with their sophomore release and they have not missed a beat. They only got better and added flute, sax, clarinet, glockenspiel, xylophone, mandolin, and banjo to the mix. If you enjoy superb musicianship, songs that are groundbreaking, accompanied by witty lyrics and a great mix this is essential to your collection. The imaginative jaw-dropping instrumental breaks Bubblemath throw down defy expectations with fluid detours through uncharted territories never knowing where this over-the-top musical journey takes you next. There is not one dull moment to be found on "Edit Peptide". The opening epic "Routine Maintenance" blasts off the album in fine form. For all the prog-rock fans and music snobs out there - after hearing this you may change your opinion on what progressive music should be as this towers above and beyond the norm. What a killer song. "A Void That I Can Depart To" has many musical detours mentioned above that fall outside of my comfort zone and even with a few strategically placed pseudo growls this tune leaves me spellbound. "Get a Lawn" is probably the most accessible tune on the album, one you can almost hum if you majored in music theory. "Making Light of Traffic" is another killer tune, hell they're all killer, and I catch a smidge of Yes (the ascending/descending lead bass lines) and Zappa influences during the quick paced xylophone break that brings nirvana to my ears. "Destiny Repeats Itself" has a jazzy riff that is infectious and of course the song morphs into something more than anyone expects or could imagine. "The Sensual Con" is an intense beast and closes out the album on a high note. Many moods and intricacies flow through this masterpiece with insane breaks perfectly syncopated by the relentless rhythm section pounding away to the climax. This is tasteful shredding at its finest! How can regular folk who have day jobs pull this off and do it better than those who do this for a living? Well, they are Bubblemath.

Overall, this is a breath of fresh air, addictive and worth the time you put into it. Thanks Bubblemath for giving the universe another brilliant record that will easily be a contender for album of the year. Make that one of the best albums this decade. The wait was worth it.

Grumpyprogfan | 5/5 |


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