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NEW I FEALING

Make A Rising

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.67 | 6 ratings

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The Neck Romancer
5 stars NEW I FEALING is a free EP by the American progressive/avant rock group Make a Rising.

Why did I rate it 5 stars? Because it's excelent. I might have been biased by free downloads (damn you Part the Second for being so good and free) but these 3 songs are just what I needed to hear.

DON'T DON'T DON'T: reminds me a lot of Slapp Happy/Art Bears, with the slightly dissonant vocal harmonies and funny woodwinds. Quite enjoyable, although the silence in the middle of the song is a bit unsettling. By the time the first part ends, a nice piano riff starts, along with a somewhat cheesy little sax solo. The chorus is wonderful; the female vocals add a bit of magic to the song. The next riff is very good; sounds quite like symphonic prog and even indie rock. 5/5

FLUX DOGS: starts with a Henry Cow-like unison section. Then there's a short part with lovely fast vocals; the chorus begins with again slightly dissonant vocal harmonies. Then the guitar kicks in the chorus; the drums go crazy but then subside to an ambient section. The band paints an impressionist sound spectrum with their instruments just until the guitars play a taste of the next motif.

All instruments kick back to a lovely riff in 7/8, until the riff in the chorus appears again (this time in full strength; there's even some piano/harp flourishes now). The chorus returns with just vocals, piano and keyboards before the song ends. 4.5/5

NOMMO DAYS: starts with a nice riff accompanied by circus like voices; the next section is ethereal; the singer sounds like he's on the moon. The violins are nice; acoustic guitars kick in with the singing grabbing your attention. A dissonant riff, very reminiscent of RIO, adds drama to the song. The Cardiacs-like lyrics add more to the crazyness of the music. The ambient section with the brass, acoustic guitar, violin and drums is magical. Vibes kick in, now mirroring the acoustic guitar.

The harp kicks in again, as the vocals start to become more distant from the listener. The second riff appears one more time for a few bars, just to disappear and start the last section of the song, with wild instruments everywhere and embezzling vocals. By this time the music just grabs you and erases everything in your mind. Beautiful ending. 5/5

Overall, a nice 5 stars to this wonderful recording. What are you doing here? Go get it!

The Neck Romancer | 5/5 |

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