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Make A Rising



4.12 | 12 ratings

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Sgt. Smiles
4 stars A mishmash musical experience not to be missed.

Ignoring familiar song structure, Make A Rising create an infectious sound that is impossible to pigeonhole. A list of what this music is not would be much shorter than a detailed description of the countless influences, instruments and ideas to be heard on their sophomore album. In fact, I probably can't say anything that previous reviewers haven't already stated about the general likability of this album, but I do feel it deserves more attention than it has received to date. I don't recall ever hearing an album (apart from their first) that was so diverse and challenging, yet rediculously fun and catchy. Trying to intelligently describe the music is a fruitless effort for a mind as tiny as mine so I'll throw out some simple adjectives: Fun. Whimsical. Trippy. Careless yet precise. Otherworldly. Nifty. Cheeky. Mesmerizing. Sublime. Unique. Charming.

I am indebted to PA for a few musical discoveries, Make A Rising being high on my list. RIO/Avant isn't my first prog love, or even in my typical top 5, but this band has dug deep into my cerebrum. What they have done is created a grouping of highly palatable melodies and grooves that could easily fit into any pop category while strongly stiff-arming the pop format. The individual songs are more like seperations in direction, if there ever was a destination in the first place. I dare you not to find this interesting.

Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel is about as bizarre as the album title would suggest, and without a doubt a splendid experience. Perhaps the albums finest quality is that it is thoroughly enjoyable whether you try to voyage deep into it's layers, or as simple background music. It does not grow stale. Despite being relatively unknown, I truly hope they find success and continue to grow not only for my own selfish desires, but because they deserve it, artistically speaking.

If you've ever enjoyed any music fitting any of the descriptions above, give Make A Rising a solid listen. The production is superb, and the hooks stay with you. I would compare it to a quirky and fantastic party that has no real theme.

4.3333repeating stars.

Sgt. Smiles | 4/5 |


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