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Arms Of Tripoli


Post Rock/Math rock

4.00 | 2 ratings

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4 stars Another terrific persuasion has come out to us. A Californian combo Arms of Tripoli, hailing from Los Angeles in 2011, finally released their latest ep titled "One Way Plastic" in July 2020 via Fluttery Records. Luckily the label's recommended them with the album for me a while before, and their 33 minute show upon the ep completely knocked me out, honest to say. Their post-rock / post-metal sound verdicts based upon strict, precise rhythmic turf are not monotonous but full of vitality and vivacity, amongst lots of post / stoner acts. Forgive me digressing but I've had kinda similar impression when I met a bottle of superbly matured Islay malt whisky. Just an off-topic though.

Anyway let me go back to reviewing ... Firstly let me suggest the last longest track "Lander", maybe their masterpiece. Atmospheric darkness based, repetitive phrases filled with drowsy shoegaze guitar chanting are crazy good. Although a quick listen might give you inorganic, monotonous impression, the whole track is pretty diverse and kaleidoscopic. Not only metallic expression but mellow, hallucinogenic aspects can be heard here and there. The first shot "Edwards Edward" is a killer. As the track goes ahead, their play gets more and more powerful and explosive. Fantastic is their melody line flavoured with melancholic, tragic polarity regardless of loud distortion of the guitar. The following one "Pseudo Recreations" is a colourful one. In the beginning are rhythmical acceptable sound tensions, whilst the middle part has downtempo underground-ie drone movements. And the compilation of their sound vision blooms eventually in the latter phase. Such a musical development like this would be your pleasure. "She's Onion" is another deep heaviness. Not sure what the title means but I guess it means an appearance that onion pieces overlap each other and the core is mysterious? The content sounds likewise obviously with their strong intention, at least for me. My fave "Nude Hawaii" is the shortest in this album but a tremendously serious slow ballad.

Thanks to Taner of Fluttery for such a brilliant recommendation. I feel quite happy to come across such an excellent stuff.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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