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Точное время / PRECISE TIME

Happy 55

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.01 | 6 ratings

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4 stars Another excellent Russian band. Happy 55 is a chamber rock combo which shows both jazz and classical influences. This EP seems to have been made of material discarded from their album Warm Thing because of a decision of the producers. I have honestly read it on another review. If true, I can't understand how material of this kind can be "discarded".

It's sometimes noisy, it has a free form which is likely inherited by a free jazz influence, but in the same time passages like classical music can be distinguished inside the noise. Noise that is never chaotic, everything seems perfectly planned. The most melodic parts sound like they are inspired to Debussy and to Stravinskij. Listening, my mind goes to ART ZOYD, OCTOBER EQUUS and RIO bands in general, but in a more rocking vest.

It's just a short EP which consists of 3 tracks. The last one would be enough to give this EP a high rating. You can find it on Bandcamp, together with their full length album Warm Thing.

octopus-4 | 4/5 |

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