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IN THIS LIFE

Thinking Plague

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.99 | 45 ratings

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gazagod
5 stars This is a very engaging album, that, to my mind, is a bit underrated...

There is a rather dry production, which is usual for Thinking Plague... The vocal performance is adequate to exceptional... The vocals are in the mix as another instrument.... Compared to the later Thinking Plague albums this one is not as 'out there'/modern classical, nor is it as 'noisy' as the first two records...

This album achieves a nice compromise and as such it definitely figures as a transitional record for the band... In Extremis seems both much more compositionally dense and inaccessible/left field(though it is far preferred judging by the reviews on this site)-from whence springs the oft-repeated judgment that this record is 'indie-rock'-ish... I don't think that's a fair estimation (if it's meant in the sense that this is 'dumbed-down', because it is not)...

Some very catchy and atmospheric tracks-often simultaneously... highly recommended avant prog album

the tracks 'Fountain of all Tears' and 'Possessed' create a nice continuum on the second half of the record-these tracks are the highlights for me and they lead into the last two, strangely-titled, tracks 'htrsw' and 'htrqw' which are rather ambient and jammy

I believe this is available as a digital download... I also recently heard Chris Cutler has some copies at ReR

gazagod | 5/5 |

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