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Make A Rising



3.71 | 10 ratings

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Andy Webb
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3 stars Don't don't do do

Avant-garde anything can be a thin line to walk. With art, it can be a mind-blowing masterpiece or just a weird, seemingly pointless waste of paint. In movies, a movie could either become an instant genre-defying classic, or just a creepy, weird expression of nothingness. The same pertains to music. Avant music can either be infinitely beautiful, breaking down the walls that we call the constraints of music, or could just be obnoxious and over-exerted noise. Make a Rising with their newest EP Now I Fealing walk that that thin line very carefully, teetering on overly weird at times and at others a tasteful and rather interesting output. With some of the music just having outright absurd melodic waste just for the sake of being absurd, some actually has a nice Avant harmony going for it. Overall, although being a bit weird, this EP isn't all that bad.

On tracks such as the intro to "Don't Don't Don't," the music has a nice fun-sounding circus- like quality, with some interesting harmony between vocals and the various instruments used on the EP. Although the vocal style can get a little annoying, it adds a certain dissonant and oftentimes pleasing and humorous quality to the music, especially with the rather ridiculous lyrics. The interesting compositional quality of the music also adds a nice dynamic, with the overall fun atmosphere of all the instruments communicating with one another complimenting the overall interesting melodies and harmonies. The vocal melodies may get harsh at times, and sometimes they don't compliment the interesting instrumentation, but usually they add that unique Avant touch.

One word easily attributable to this album is unique. The quality of the composition is supreme, with some adventurous atmospheres surrounding the sweeping lines of music. The eighteen minutes of music certainly has that unique style of the band too, with the bumbling lines of wind pieces and up-down percussion style. The overall feeling of the album itself is unique, with the peculiar titles and weird jazzy breakdowns dotting the music, even breaking into a classical orchestral kind of feel at times. Of course, this is avant-garde music, how can we expect any less! Overall, the album is good. For a free download, it is certainly recommended for anyone looking for something refreshing to accent their collection. Although the music is not the most remarkable stuff out there, it is an interesting and worthy output by this small, Philadelphia band. 3+ stars.

Andy Webb | 3/5 |


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