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Ahleuchatistas - The Same and the Other CD (album) cover





3.35 | 13 ratings

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2 stars Greetings from the dissonant generation.

I feel this is the essence of this album, really. Ahleuchatistas went out to express their views on the Iraq war with this album. The music here make it pretty clear they were disgusted with this war and this album is pretty much in the anti-war genre, like the ones Bob Dylan & Co made during the Vietnam war. Same thing, different generations.

Were Bob Dylan was melodic, Ahleuchatistas express their views in instrumental, punk inspired dissonant pieces of music. The guitars are dissonant, the bass rumbles on beneath them and the drummer are hyper active all over the drum set. The attitude is more free jazz and punk than progressive rock or any coherent melody based forms of music. Ahleuchatistas presents their ideas (called "songs" here) and trash around with them for a while before moving on. There is no coherent melodies here and not breathing space. Just ideas thrown around. This demands a lot from the listener. A lot.

Although I like it's attitude, this album is sorely lacking in quality. Some ideas are good here, but most ideas are not that good. Hence, I cannot claim this album is a good album. But the band is surely onto something with their music and they deserve a lot of credit. But not for this album.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


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