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PART THE SECOND

Maudlin Of The Well

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.23 | 525 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars There's one thing I can tell about this music. It's ethereal. Really, it's like something not from this world (Pendragon?), something of great beauty, but also little bit cold. Just like shiny, best grade diamond.

Its complexity is overwhelming as should be clear to anyone who pays attention to structure of music. Or am I just receptive to these traits ? Nevermind, that's just one thing. I like sorting on two groups. Now I can apply it to sound pattern. 1)pleasant sound ... and 2) distorted/psychedelic sound. It's easy, isn't it ? First 2-3 tracks has mostly nice sound inside, nothing harsch, or something like that, "Clover..." has it for first minute, then it became some kind of jazzy rhytm. Yeah, I said jazzy, even it's strange. There is big change in styles and how-it-sounds-at-all, but I don't care, as long as it is listenable, enjoyable, prog rockingly sounding good and I can bang my head a little bit (just reminder of old rock times, it's present in almost every prog rock album I've ever heard), think about it and also float away of my consciousness as if I was listening post-rock.

Indeed, some parts reminds me post-rock. There are also strings present, similar to "Raise Your Hands..." by Godspeed, but from different point of view. They are here not to please, but to fright a little bit. Only a tiny little bit, but I can feel it.

This record wil definitely give you some creeps. Try for example go to big, empty hangar, put it to CD player with battery reproductors, turn volume loud, sit on chair in this vast darkness (of course, it should be night) and enjoy. And beware of ghosts.

5 stars, because of many reasons. Ethereal sound which can give both joy and fear is the main reason.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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