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2ND HANDS

The Gourishankar

 

Eclectic Prog

3.94 | 148 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars Truly eclectic, there are not only changes between songs (every one of them is different, you won't be feeling treated badly by this artist), but you should also expect wide variety of paces, styles and genres within tracks. Two things are important for this way of doing music, you have to possess big capacity of brain, to imagine these things, to make them real. And second, you have to put it together. Goods songs full of ideas are good, but it's useless, when it does not hold together.

Here, it sounds almost like collection of many short songs which were put together by glue of unnoticed transitions. Well, almost, at times. You have to literally expect the unexpected, almost prog metal like style pouring into strings / guitar solo. It's music that won't keep your brain rest, not even for short time. So it's for adventurous listeners only, those who want to think about music. With just listening, it would lose much of its magic I think. Also it's hard to decide, whether it is melodic, or not. Probably it is, but not in traditional way. Location, where they come from surely helped them to have different point of view, influences and style. Vocals are average and quite pleasant, nothing unfriendly, or just for someone. But these funky electronic sounds don't fit me here. But that's part of this eclecticity.

4(+) for this dish full of fruits of different origins.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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