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IMMORTALITY LESSONS

Cul De Sac

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.00 | 1 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars Almost a fourth star!!!!

This is a live album that was not supposed to be because CDS thought that everythinghad gone wrong, expected the results (tapes) to be real poor , but to their surprises , it turned out to be one of their best performances. You will not ear an audience either because only two friends showed up and this was done in an empty university hall foer during summertime.

As it turns out , I am also very charmed with this album for it happens to be my favorite album so far and their sound steers clear from their too evident Can influences present on albums so far: this went as far as touring with Damo Suzuki and releasing a double live album a bit embarrassingly tooooo Can-tainted called Abhayamudra. With this album , we are heading in much more ambiant mood somehow directed more towards postrock (GYBE! type) but still with that Can-CDS feel. Clearly a very striking and mysterious sound that the opening track , Dragonfly , Hagstrom and the beautyful closing track Blues In E (do not be fooled by the name!) are the highlights. The title track is yet unreleased in its studio form since they were nver happy with it. Only minor drwaback , the bizarre and out of place Liturgy with its arabic sounding mas's-like chants.

Although I have not heard every CDS album , this album is as good an introduction to them as you'll find, but it is more representative of their later works.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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