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THINGS UNSEEN

I Am The Manic Whale

 

Crossover Prog

3.44 | 50 ratings

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Albert H
4 stars The third album from this Reading, UK-based band. Once again, this marks a progression in the band's style and compositional techniques. As before, this album requires careful listening: - the opening track, "Billionaire", amply shows the advances that the band have made since their last release.

The instrumentation is much the same as before, but the playing has moved on - it's as if the band are becoming more comfortable working with each other. Some of the guitar parts are amazing. Also, the addition of guest musicians has given a broader palette of sounds, and they make very good use of these. Some of the additional instruments are quite surprising - a rocking bassoon is pretty unusual!

Once again, I'm minded to give this album a high rating - it's a solid 4.5 - and there's a lot to discover with repeated listens. Again, I was introduced to this latest album by the Chris Hunter programme on www.raidersfm.com - also highly recommended!

Albert H | 4/5 |

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