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WINTER SONGS

Art Bears

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.86 | 63 ratings

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slack4justice
2 stars Winter Songs is a highly experimental album, due to the fact that there are mostly no melodies present. The album is almost entirely experimentation that's either good or bad. Devoid of anything contemporary, this album sounds like a collection of rejected Residents songs, but not touching the level of emotion, melody and overall sound that they can produce. It's a bit electronic, but it still sounds primitive and raw, and very dark. The album consists of mostly inaudible high-pitched vocals, texture, and winding playing. However, these things did not mix up into anything that's necessarily strong. On listen I can tell that the only people that would get a kick out of this are the people who are entirely into experimentation, or fans of the players in the band. So all in all this album doesn't have any kind of strengths; as far as melody there is none, as far as good playing there is none, as far as experimentation, the fact that the album is all experimentation and almost any other experimental albums you can find other than this are stronger, it's pretty sad.

Winter Songs is an intriguing album, but even if you dig down deep into each thing that this album is trying to convey, it's not successful.

| 2/5 |

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