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DIAGONAL

Diagonal

 

Eclectic Prog

4.13 | 160 ratings

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Menswear
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5 stars The march of the dinosaurs.

7 persons, wow. We don't see that everyday; big band indeed. In my book, they are officialy ranked with the great-band-kicking-it-old-school like Wobbler, Sinkadus, Beardfish, Willowglass and Black Bonzo. Happy happy joy joy.

Their talent is undiscutably there; boy they ressurect King Crimson and Pink Floyd from their ashes and add lots of Gnidrolog for a bombastic jolly time! They are VERY intense: the drum is especially tasty (jazz influenced) with tons of loud cymbals and mind-bogglin' snare-ride-kick interaction I haven't heard since Tom Morello of the Brubeck Quartet.

Mellotron sounds like it's Fripp itself playing it (oh the sound of that thing!), with very nice (not too loud) organ and the vocals are just what it takes; not exceptionnal, a bit in the back with a tone that reminds the great lost gems of the 70's. This could easily be an old, dusty Holland band that fell into the cracks of the ingrate 70's due to to it's complexity.

Simple yet satisfying, eerie and atmospheric yet eardrum splitting at times, it sports one of the great covers of the last years...it's tacky on first glance, but you have to unfold the booklet to appreciate!

Congratulations guys, I like it so much I secretly wish it came out of MY brain.

A real modern masterpiece.

Menswear | 5/5 |

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