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NEW I FEALING

Make A Rising

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.67 | 6 ratings

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memowakeman
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3 stars Free avant-garde stuff!

My knowledge regarding this US band is limited, I actually didn't know about them until someone posted that this EP was free-to-download from their website, so I went there and of course, took advantage of the internet facility. It is always helpful for a band to share music this via, I believe they can reach a higher amount of listeners and of course get new followers.

This EP entitled "New I Fealing" consists of three tracks of avant-garde music that will attract any RIO fan. Three songs may not be enough to introduce a band, but after giving this EP some spins I am really interested in their music, and would be nice to get their previous works (two studio albums, if I am not wrong) it will be worth it, I am sure.

So, this is a glimpse of what this band is capable of. It starts with "Don't Don't Don't", a piano and vocals appear first, then some instruments join and play for a minute. Suddenly it stops, some seconds of silence and then those vocals (both male and female) and the piano return, so the song re-starts. After two minutes and a half it changes its direction, a trumpet enters and the avant-garde music (reminding me a bit to Meredith Monk) is more evident. The last minute is great, the guitar and bass sound pretty cool, and the vocal work amazing.

"Flux Dogs" starts faster and complex. The game that the voices play is crucial to the appreciation of the music. I really like them, they remind me to some acts such as Key Rhone, or Cheer-Accident, for instance. The changes in time and tempo help creating images and atmospheres that the listener will love. There is a moment of stillness where only some noises appear, giving us a saucerful of elements that can be better appreciated with good headphones. After four minutes the tension increases, so the music sounds louder, but later the keyboards make a gentle sound which is completed by the other instruments, and later by vocals.

The third is the longest track, entitled "Nommo Days" starts with a chaos, the first time I listened to it I imagined people fleeing from someone, but a couple of times later I thought about people drunk and happy in a traditional party. Then the music truly starts and gently vocals enter accompanying this sometimes-charming-sound that later turns intriguing and mysterious. After two minutes and a half it changes, slows down, trumpets, flute and violin appears while drums and bass sound as background, there is a beautiful passage where xylophone (I believe) enters and creates a warm and cute atmosphere, which was not enough, so now the harp enters as well and add its grain of sand, making a colorful and rich piece of music.

Sometimes three tracks are enough to captivate you. Twenty minutes of this Make A Rising offering are really worth it, so go and download it. My final grade, three stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |

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