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Tangle Edge

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.00 | 8 ratings

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kajetan
4 stars To be precise - it is 4,5 stars. BAnds like this (usually scandinavian) give some hope and keep my interest in last years' progrock. And how absolutely far it is from all these annoying Arena's, Dream Theatres and other impotent artists. Tangle edge is in my opinion just as good as Anekdoten or Landberg, but should not be connected with those bands. It has it's own, very unique style. Surely enough - we'll find here some influences from seventies - krautrock or spacerock perhaps. But it's hard to point out precisely what bands could be yhe influence. Sometimes we can here very kcrimson sounds - like in "Hesperus" (one of the best tracks here" - but still it's not a simple rip-off but tolerable influence: mostly in sound of the guitar, not in the form of tracks. In my opinion this album doesn't have any of the vices that progrock (especially neo- prog) sometimes have; and it's not only for prog-fans. The music here is purely instrumental, based on improvisations, somehow "monotoneus", but far from being boring. No - no boredom at al, and in my opinion it's not very easy to make an hour of instrumental music - played by trio - with no lenghts. There's a lot of the guitar playing here - but it shouldn't be considered as an aimless "endless guitar solo". It rather creates a very special mood, we get involved in, which doesn't disappear till the very end. Musicianship is excellent, melodies are at moments really beatiful, dramaturgy also. Sharp and inteligent music. From other albums I know only "In serach of a new dawn". This one seems a bit better.
kajetan | 4/5 |

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