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4.02 | 484 ratings

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5 stars As someone who followed this band for years and was skint when it came to the special album give aways at first release ... to say i was gutted would be the understatement of the decade .. nah I would be las disappointed as Higbald as he relaxed and said: oh all those sails in the east look lovely

this is an 11 star album.

simply bands no longer do this anymore. if you're prog you must get this. tom schulz, dan fagan these guys dedicate. Beefheart. Zappa. More Dedication.

For me the closest comparator to this album is Topographic Oceans: not in sound but in sheer vision and balls.

Yes, I got the stickers, yes i got the bumf, yes i got the diatribe. but you know what ... this album bloody well deserves It is simply better prog then anything else in years.

If the first Amplifier albums could be said to nod towards commerciality (even if only with a thousand yard stare) then this one gives the bird. As far as I am aware there is no other band in Britain or Ireland getting anywhere near close to this.

Still no major deal for this awesome outfit. If I win the lottery they'll have all the studio time they want.

You will not get better prog than this in 2011.

obiter | 5/5 |


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