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LIKE THE IDEA

Think Tree

 

Crossover Prog

3.93 | 3 ratings

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Rivertree
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4 stars THINK TREE were from Boston/US and have recorded two albums, where this one is their final workout from 1991/1992 before they disappeared one year later. I own the digital UK version since 15 years at least and observed this to be really experimental, unique ... and surely hard to market when considering the relatively unspectacular 1990's music-wise. There is an unusual attitude to confirm in any case, featuring an avantgarde, maybe zappa-esque framework, predominantly represented by several short and strange interludes with the result of 20 tracks in total. In between they offer some really excellent memorable rock songs on top of it, provided with sense of melody as well as trickiness.

Let me highlight the hidden chartbuster Everything Is Equal or Eye For Eye and The Living Room for example, all funky and extremely danceable - hence fitting your alternative party at best, if you ask me. Or just take Mamther - amongst others simply born out of jams - where the lyrics are encoded nonsense as a matter of fact. A hypnotic industrial and spacey behaviour brings this close to krautrock I would say. Rattlesnake is another more accessible song which also has been released as a promo single by their label. The essential dispute about Hinduism and the Holy Cow is set to music with a punk approach.

THINK TREE stand for an experimental keyboard/synth dominated blend of prog, alternative, punk, funk - including an asian/middle eastern flavour here and there - sometimes comparable to Fishbone from a stylistical point of view. In any case a rather fresh and challenging workout. Highly recommended - if you're looking for something special ... it's up to you to check this out.

Rivertree | 4/5 |

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