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Long Distance Calling


Post Rock/Math rock

3.88 | 57 ratings

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5 stars It is still gloomy, aspiring and powerful! In spite of very slight softening of the sound, the listeners still have the same incredible Long Distance Calling as 10 years ago. Everything is in the best canons, well, almost everything. The auxiliary two-part composition is very reminiscent of the refined early Porcupine Tree of the "Up The Downstairs" era with its long "walking" rhythms and monotonous urban guitar chords. The strings are still "crunchy minor", and this has been unchanged since the beginning of the band's existence. Hazard with her sci-fi color and changing tempo. Immunity is the most impressive thing on the album as reflects both the characteristic scale and the classic "acceleration uphill" for the band, seasoned with hopelessly depressive syncopations and repetitive riffs. In general, we have an excellent recording, not inferior to the previous opuses of the group, if not for one thing. The disc is very much reminiscent of the Porcupine Tree of the early 90s: the albums "Up the Downstairs" and "Sky Moves Sideways". Feeling like you've heard it all before. But this is not a flaw in the album, but rather a direct reference to the legislators of the genre. It's just that until today, Long Distance Calling had a more unique vector. Now they have maximized and modernized the style set by the records that existed long before LDC. This can hardly be considered an omission, perhaps a kind of suppression of the lack of fresh ideas by the resurrection of old traditions. Moreover, the recording material is still at its best.
Devolvator | 5/5 |


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