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CHINA GATE

Cul De Sac

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.21 | 10 ratings

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

I am still looking for a CDS album to really reach a fourth star rating , and I had placed high hopes on this one based on recommendations. But alas , this is yet a very worthy album but it does not set my passions ablaze as all of what I have heard from them so far (5 albums) are interesting but nothing has come to punch my guts out and knock my breath away.

While there are some magnificent moments on this album (maybe some of the best CDS tracks ) , the album is rather uneven. What a difference between the cold and somber but impeccably presented climates of Sakhalin and the rough, disorderly and sloppy 11 min+ Fourth Eye. It Is a good thing that this "monster" track is wrapped around to much finer tracks as Hemispheric and Colomber. with the usual Can influences.

I will probably stop my endeavours/adventures at this album (that is all that is available at the local library) but can direct you at Immortality Lessons for the best introduction possible, although I dare say if you are a Krautrock fan, and love Can in particular , I think that you cannot go wrong on any CDS album , especially in their earlier discography.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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