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COYOTE

Kayo Dot

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.84 | 146 ratings

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EatThatPhonebook
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4 stars After the disappointing "Blue Lambency Downward", Kayo Dot return with a near perfect masterpiece: Indeed, "Coyote" is so far the best abum of 2010, and the best album of the band since their wonderful debut "Choirs Of The Eye".

Every Kayo Dot fan knows how this band never keeps one style, but always changes, so every album is completely different from the rest: "Coyote" is not an exception.

The sound is much darker, more sinister, more alarmed, and definitely more down earth than the first three albums. Mainly the reason is that a dear friend of the band had died before the recording of this album, and so it was dedicated to the friend.

The structure of the album is also quite impressive: five songs, just like the debut, but differently put together, thanks to the two parts of "Abyss Hinge", the center of the album.

All the songs are amazing: "Calonyction Girl" is one of the most successful representations of agony I've ever heard, "Whisper Ineffable" is a breathtaking, eleven minutes of alternated moods, from calm and tense, to wild and somewhat confusing, the two parts of "Abyss Hinge", the first one short, instrumental, and full of different sounds, and the second part, long (thirteen minutes), and in some moments relaxing, some tense, and the ending song "Cartogram Out Of Phase", even this short but interesting.

A brilliant album, that you should give a try if you're into progressive music.

EatThatPhonebook | 4/5 |

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