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CHOIRS OF THE EYE

Kayo Dot

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.27 | 285 ratings

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Tall Hair
5 stars Kayo Dot is one unique group. And Choirs of the Eye is the perfect example to prove it. The album cleverly combines jazz, metal, and post-rock to make this incredible mixture that will blow your mind to an another dimension. Let's take Manifold Curiosity. It starts off with a smooth jazzy mood with melancholic emotion, with some electric overdrive guitars adding some edge to it to make it a little more interesting. Then the song fades to this atmospheric, ambient part with distant vocals with tons of different effects. After a while the song explodes to a cool section with metal-like guitars and jazzy woodwind soloing which makes a great contrast to the song; this is probably why the song is called Manifold Curiosity. When this explosion then calms down, the listener thinks for a second that the song ends there, but no. The song takes another key, and a huge build-up begins. At first it sounds beautiful, but slowly it becomes louder and more chaotic with maundering speech in the background. The chaos creeps in and soon the song is just noise, awful loud angry noise with ears-aching screaming. Then this pure metal riff takes place, which ultimately ends the song. That's uniqueness for you. You can listen this song here in progarchives, just press play right now and you'll understand what i'm talking about. Manifold Curiosity gives a good representation of what this album is all about. And It's truly a masterpiece with almost an hour of mind-blowing music. Highly recommended.
Tall Hair | 5/5 |

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