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DEAR LORD, NO DEAL

Knifeworld

 

Crossover Prog

3.67 | 6 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars Two years after ''Buried Alone...'' Kavus Torabi's Knifeworld seems more tight than ever.What started apparently as a personal project by Torabi becomes now more of a regular band with Melanie Woods on vocals and drummer Khyam Allami still on board.Emmet Elvin on keys and Chloe Herington on wind instruments also joined the band.The fresh line-up recorded a collectable 150-numbered EP entitled ''Dear Lord, No Deal'' in 2011, of course on Torabi's own Believers Roast label.

The unique style of Knifeworld is present here as well.Two very short tracks with demanding musicianship, frenetic grooves, changing themes, distorted vocals and rich instrumentation will be the introduction to this short CD.Both ''Pilot Her'' and the eponymous track do not extend the 3-min. mark but are trademarks of the band's sound, groovy and professional Art Rock with somewhat pompous vocals and jazzy overtones among others.These will give their place to the 14-min. ''HMS Washout'', which is a nice amalgam of Torabi's inspirations.The familiar sound of the previous tracks is again present on the opening minutes but the middle part is dedicated to some weird RIO/light Post-Rock music with calm guitars and sharp saxes on the forefront, while the track will capture a great GENTLE GIANT/MANEIGE feeling on the way to its end with fiery strings, organs and a furious rhythm section along with multiple vocal parts.

Do not get bothered if you do not find one of the numbered CD's of this short release, as the album is available for download on several digital music stores.Recommended for fans of adventurous Crossover Prog/Art Rock.

apps79 | 3/5 |

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