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Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving


Post Rock/Math rock

3.31 | 8 ratings

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3 stars Not that tangled actually!

The name of this band is pretty cool, weird but I like it, I believe it is very original and would like to know what its origin is. Well, they are from Australia, yet another post-rock band which is actually walking their first footsteps, trying to find an own sound and of course, trying to gain some followers. Tangled Thoughts of Leaving have been together since 2004, they are mostly an instrumental band that as I previously said belongs to the post-rock realm, but at their heaviest, being closer to post-metal.

In 2008 they released their EP entitled 'Tiny Fragments' which is their first offering, a four- track EP that shares almost half-an-hour of great, heavy, weird, post-metal-jazz-rock music (haha with the labels). The first three tracks are simply entitled 'Tiny Fragments: Part 1, 2 and 3'. Well, the first part starts quirky, fast and with a notable technique. The piano sound is excellent all over the track, it gives the different texture and moods, of course the other instruments also help, but in my opinion here piano leads. At half the song it becomes heavier, guitars, bass and drums doing their work. After five minutes vocals appear, which was a surprise because I did not expect them; the voice is heavy, totally to the metal side of rock.

'Part 2' is the shortest of the tiny fragments (pun intended), and my least favorite without a doubt. The first minute is full of electronic distant noises, then piano and drums appear and it is like a soft jam, nothing more. 'Part 3' on the other hand, reaches almost nine minutes. It starts slowly but gradually progresses, the guitars sound here is wonderful, and the piano leads once again for some passages. This track has several inner changes, subdivisions that create a puzzle but that can be appreciated as individual fragments. The heavy or metal part is not that evident at least in the first six minutes, it reminds me a bit to 65daysofstatic, which belongs to the heavy-side of post-rock, without being precisely a post- metal band. But later, in the final two minutes the song does turn heavier and metal oriented. Great one!

The EP finishes with 'The Banshee' which is actually the longest song reaching more than ten minutes. It is a well crafted composition that may interest you and may catch your attention since the first moments. It is soft and heavy, jazzy in moments (mainly due to drums and piano), metal in others, but after all an original post-rock composition. Here we can appreciate the band's compositional skills, their creativity to extract all the juice of a single track.

I am happy with this discovery, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving are a worth listening band, and guess what, they offer their music for free, so please, go to their site and do not miss this chance. Now I am looking forward to hear a full-length album. My final grade will be three stars!

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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