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A.R. & Machines - AR4 [Aka: A. R. IV] CD (album) cover

AR4 [AKA: A. R. IV]

A.R. & Machines



4.00 | 66 ratings

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3 stars I got this album along with the "Echo" album. This is a much better production than the earlier. After a couple of years, the band seems to have matured a little.

The first 3 songs are acually one 20 minute plus tune. I don't know why they did that, because it sounds like you are interupting something when you begin playing the second or third song. I wished they wouldn't have split it up like that.

"Vita is the first 3 part tune. It is up tempo and it is enjoyable. This band sounds a little on the Psychedelic side to me. Again,I don't care for the single idea with stuff throw in along the way so the band can say that they are experimental. They slow down and speed up. That is the extent of any real changes. No alternating time signatures or changes in direction.

"Aqua" also stays on one theme throughout and at the end we hear the sounds of the ocean slapping the shore for way too long.

The good thing about this album is that you can enjoy it while you are doing something around the house. It is not a bad record, so I am giving it 3 stars. It is good, but not essential.

Keetian | 3/5 |


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