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DON CABALLERO 2

Don Caballero

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.95 | 91 ratings

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grompre68
5 stars 2... Don Cab's masterpiece. A "math-post-experimental" rock landmark. Don Cab took influences from King Crimson' Red period... but never fall into plagia... FAR FROM IT!!!! they only keep the mentality of Red. It's dark, weird, experimental color. Plus, they kinda are derived from the Chicago punk-underground in the 1990's (in Touch and Go label, like Jesus Lizard, Slint, etc). So, listening to Don Cab the first time, is like falling in a roller- coaster of jazz, prog, indy rock that is just so tight, so well played, so precise... but it also has such a strong feeling... a unique feeling brought forward by this band. A unique touch of experimentalism that is simply working perfectly. The band plays strongly around the fabulous drummer Damon Che. What a drummer... Never repeating himself, juxtaposing jazz, prog, heavy influences, he is truly amazing to listen to. So, rythms are extremely developped in this album. Songs are strongly built, and, even if there are no singers, you are always entertained by constant changes in tempo, mood, and directions. Some songs are kinda heavy, some slower, darker, some with a dark post-rock-ish touch... bringing the listener pretty far from mainstream music. And that is the refreshing part of this band. This change in music mentality, but with such a precise tight execution, is just marvellous!!! Any fans of true prog, that apreciate an experimental edge in music, will defenitly fall for this band. STRONGLY recommended!!!!
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