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GRAND OPENING AND CLOSING

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.71 | 85 ratings

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Doobie
4 stars this is a really nice album, like mentiones before you dont know really what to expect, not just between the songs but with in the song it self. Most of the songs follow a Metal based organization wich is followed by a series of Mr. Bungleesque guitar riffs. Ambugaton strats of with a really soft selection of tunes almos Folkie like, then topped of with the same hard tunes as the previous songs. the songs keep on swiching on and off with the mood, one hard one and one soft, someof them resembeling some of the more fluid stuff from the Residents, i.e. The Berlin Sessions "un-american band" The female vocals on "Amblutions" also remind me a lot of the soft-whispering kind of helpless vocals of that of The Residents. The album is topped off with a, if I may use the word so blatantly, brilliant, and again unexpected turn of events, song "Sunflower" wich is just a one instrument song, i still cant tell wich one it is, some type of chord instrument wich seems to follow a random choice of notes and arrangements, but wich im pretty sure was nothing close to being random. I think this is a really good album to start off a nice RIO/Avant prog collection, because it can be accepted from a variety of different traditions, heavy rock-metal.
Doobie | 4/5 |

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