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Adebisi Shank


Post Rock/Math rock

3.79 | 10 ratings

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4 stars Adebisi Shank is a math-rock group from Ireland. This is their second album(duh!). I have never heard their first. I don't know if you can stream that album the way you can this one. I've listend to this at least five times. I love it the more I hear it. A lot of the music here sounds like Battles, but more diverse and fun. If these guys keep making albums of this quality I will become an instant fan.

This is mostly an intrumental album, but there are some vocals modified with vocoder and other effects. "International Drumbeat" has some goofy, upbeat electronics before some rockin' guitar and drums appear. For the majority of the song, these two parts alternate with each other. Around 1 1/2 minutes there is a great part with synthesized horns(or are they real?). "Masa" has crowd noises at the beginning and end. Great bass in this song. Some shredding-like guitar and processed vocals. Over halfway through the music stops and then proceeds to do a start/stop thing. It ends with a good steady drumbeat and fast guitar.

"Genki Shank" is a highlight. Nice bass. After a minute there is some catchy math-rock guitar. Vocoder vocals. Before 2 minutes is a duel with guitar and synth. Before 3 minutes comes a great part. Vocoder and guitar in unison play what sounds like "oh, baby...I love ya". Then a guitar and then synth solo. "Micromachines" has flute-like sounds at the beginning. The rest of the song is very Battles-sounding. "(-_-)"(how do you pronounce that?) is a great melodic and catchy song. Reminds me of the tropics. Some phased drums and robotic chipmunk sounds. An almost hip-hop beat at the end.

"Longdrum" starts with xylophone-like sounds. After 2 minutes the drums change beat with some nice guitar and atmospheric keyboards. Everything stops after 5 minutes. Then an unrelated minimalist part starts and increases in tempo. "Bones" has some awesome synth near the beginning. Great guitar parts. "Frunk" starts with blues-rock style guitar. It then goes into more traditional math-rock territory. Before 2 minutes some processed vocals and then a percussion section. "Century City" has funky bass and good guitar. Over halfway through there is some great synth noises and solid drumming.

Definately one of the better albums I have heard in the past few years. Great stuff. If you want to hear a more melodic and eclectic version of what Battles does, this is for you. Don't know if this is a masterpiece yet or not but it deserves 4 stars.

zravkapt | 4/5 |


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