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DEAD HORSE

Charts And Maps

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.84 | 22 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars A heck of a good Christmas present, this free Bandcamp album. Thank you !!

Nominally a post/math rock album, this band has with this album also moved at least one of their legs over to the Canterbury and/or Jazz genre. The main first impression is that this is a cracking good jazz album. After some close examinations of the music, the strong post/math rock influences shines through too. There are some really weird rhythms and melody structures on this album. Fascinating weird and unusual, I have to add.

Fascinating is the word I would use on this album in general. The music is altogether instrumental with the emphasis on guitars, bass and drums. Half acoustic guitars, it sounds like. There are some full guitar crescendos used sparely. A saxophone is sometimes used as solo instrument and that to good effect. But most of the music is downtuned and very post rock like. The jazz ethos of solos follows solos is not employed on this album.

I have to admit I have never heard music like this in my life before. A crossover between post rock and jazz is a very fascinating creature and I am all for this. As much as I am all for this great album. An album which is not quite a masterpiece, but is not far away from that status.

ProgArchives really has some hidden gemstones and this album is one of them. This album has to be heard to be believed.

4.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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