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





3.35 | 13 ratings

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4 stars Having heard all of the ahleuchatistas efforts, I have chosen to elaborate on this particular cd as I do feel it stands out as the best representation for what Ahleuchatistas is all about.

I tend to enjoy the excursion, quick progression, sudden change elements that Ahleuchatistas predominantly works with so I am somewhat biased whilst stating my opinion, but this is a tremendous album and displays great talent from each of its three members. I am not in the least bit surprised to see this cd was released on the tzadik label as john zorn is quite eclectic in scooping up unheard of gems into his extensive repetoire. Onto the music!

At just under thirty minutes this album makes a statement, and does so in a very efficient manner. The music is very dissonant most of the time and can request a lot from the listener, but there is certainly its fair share of payoffs as well. In almost every track, the music will take an unexpected, yet interesting turn (in my opinion always for the better) which can keep the listener on their toes throughout the duration. This album just does not mess around, and is very exciting to listen to.

Each musician displays immense technical prowess, but does so in a way that compliments each other and has enough melody to make it seem like true art instead of someone grinding out scales to showboat. You can feel the emotions of the musicians permeating through the music and that, I believe, is a very powerful often times misunderstood feat.

This album never gets old for me, and I almost always listen to it all the way through because as I stated earlier it does such an amazing job of conveying the emotions through the music that just as soon as you feel like the album couldn't possibly sustain this amount of energy any longer, the album concludes and you walk away feeling fulfilled as a listener.

This music is not for beginners, and can be quite challenging at first. Fierce, aggressive, tight knit, energetic, emotional, dark with splashes of light. All of these words can be used to describe this effort from an extremely underrated outfit.

4.5 stars rounded up

Delrossy | 4/5 |


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