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Gargamel - Watch For The Umbles  CD (album) cover




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3.75 | 76 ratings

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4 stars The first listen to this amazing record made bay the prog band Gargamel was enough to capture me. The air to Van Der Graaf Generator, mixed with the dark and tensious Anekdoten passages really capture me, but besides of all that, we are in front an amazing new band.

In my point of view, i think that the rock, in general, is suffering a strange "comeback" to the old ways. The pressence of bands like The Strokes, White Stripes and (remiting to this site) groups like Liquid Scarlet, Paatos, Wobbler and this Gargamel are the proof that young kids see in the past all the elements to build amazing and incredibly good recordings. "Watch for the Umbles", in particular, is extremely well balanced, the instrumental sections are very complex and very tied, and the sound of the cello and the flute like rock instruments give to this album a different approach, more organic, more honnest.

Songs are good all of them, but in my personal taste are 'Strayed Again' and 'Into the Cold'. This is an very good album and yes, maybe the sound is known for the majority, but certainly shows how new generations see in teh past the inspiration to recreate that days, when music was honest. Gargamel, and their debut, is the better example of this.

An outstanding Debut!!!

alioshak | 4/5 |


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