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Cul De Sac


Post Rock/Math rock

3.00 | 4 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars 3,5 stars really!!!

This album is my first experience with CDS but if all albums are similar tothis one than this band should be classified under post rock! These guys hail from Boston, and develop a deep , very researched but sometimes lo-fi sound (on intent of course) and are similar in artistic goal as GYBE! but with much shorter tracks. This album is dedicated a.o. to Florian Fricke (Kraftwerk) and Michael Karoli (Can) and with every reason as there is definitely a lot of influence from both bands in the music , but very suggestively so.

To give an acurate description of the music is rather hard to do because all tracks have for base a non-musical recording heavily tampered with and accompanied with instruments. Apparently , this album was three years in the making (so they say) and they almost gave up many times. The more they distorted the basic recording with electronic effects , the more , they picked acoustic instruments to fill the tracks. The resulting tracks are actually quite enjoyable (so far as it has only been two weeks) but I wonder how they will stand the test of time both from this listeners but from the public point of view.

Bellevue Bridge is based on nature and traffic recording under a toll concrete and steel bridge but the pastoral mood is completed with superb ambiant instrumentation (violin and toy piano). Bamboo Rockets is taken after nature sounds in a Peruvian tropical forest and completed with a sitar..... and so on.

Certainly worth a spin if you are a post rock fan.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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