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Post Rock/Math rock

3.97 | 107 ratings

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5 stars Try to imagine a celestial realm where Yes, The Mars Volta and Hella had a devils threesome and 9 nine months later had a baby. That baby would be Perhaps. Giving a modern edge to the progressive rock we discovered through classic albums like Relayer, Perhaps takes the progressive genre to a whole new level, showcasing amazing tightness and rhythmic accuracy, with the flow and ease of a jam band, all while rocking your socks of with odd timed riffs and advanced harmonies. From the beginning, Volume One builds up for minutes until the eventual explosion of notes marking the beginning of a powerful musical journey. The guitar and bass put on an impressive display of chops, riffing out complex patterns layered with pleasing harmonies. Around the 10 minute mark, what could only be John Coltrane's ghost, begins an amazing and ridiculous saxophone solo while the band holds their odd timed groove. The music ebbs in and out dynamically throughout the piece, and at about 30 minutes an amazing moment in music begins. This simple progression builds up slowly, adding layers of complexity every few measures. The song builds up into a zenith of emotion, and keeps building, then all of a sudden, stops, only to come back even more powerful a few seconds later. The strings in the end added such a remarkable touch to the overall piece.This album is essential to anyone interested in the modern era of progressive music, clocking in at almost 38 minutes, it is a masterpiece.
jcmusik08 | 5/5 |


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