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The Physics House Band


Post Rock/Math rock

4.00 | 6 ratings

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4 stars Be sure to listen, this is an intriguing entity! Avantgarde, Math, Fusion, Eclectic, Space, all that would be appropriate in some way, when trying to describe their music. Right on the stage the energy is thriving, obviously. In recent times I already had the pleasure to follow some of their live takes offered on youtube. And the recordings taken for this album are the result of nearly such circumstances at the Metropolis Studios, situated in London. That means a more intimate show setting due to a small invited audience. The four musicians are performing already known songs in a slightly modified manner. And, to be also expected of course, they are in very good shape on this occasion. First of all, due to Dave Morgan they are having one hell of a drummer in the ranks, extremely acting to the point, it's a pleasure to follow him.

Okay, trying to be fair, the others, to name guitarist Samuel Organ (yeah, really!), Adam Hutchison (bass) and Miles Spilsbury (saxophone, synths), are not staying in the back here. That should be added. The quartet delivers a set which is quite overwhelming. There's a lot of jamming to state actually. But nevertheless, one can say that's just proper free space, reserved by the well thought out compositions. The Death Sequence suite deserves a special mention, their newest effort, especially the third part, which is simply brillant. Though this is cut open, one can say, by the speedy track Calypso. Not sure about the deeper sense. Anyway, we can file this under artistic freedom definitely. Finally said the couple Holy Caves/Surrogate Head always makes my day when listening. Wow, do not miss that artistic highlight!

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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