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Corvus Stone


Crossover Prog

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4 stars Ok it's just the time for getting immersed in "JussiPussi" and celebrate the weird world created by three talented killas.

Many thanks I've got a physical one from Pasi KOIVU and Colin TENCH (thanks mates) and enjoyed listening to nearly 80-minute (!) 21 (!) tracks again and again ... several inspired sharp-edged short track cynics are upon here. The beginning of the first track "The Curtain Rises" reminds me something horrible like Exorcist or so, filled with Pasi's ghostly key dread and Colin / Petri's muddy, ethnic percussive guitar traps ... enough for me to have an expectation for this whole album. And yes of course, always shivering with an unclear extreme terror of "Scary Movie" ... make me comfortable with such a freezer burning lol.

Basically some pop-ish tracks (like a fantastic ballad "You're So Wrong", with enthusiastic voices by Blake CARPENTER) are in this album, whilst every song (whether catchy or not) has definitely something cynical as tactics of eclectic eccentricity with their strong suggestion ... "Ice King", released as a single shot, sounds not only like a comfortable psychedelic ambience but also like a ginger-cookie-ish surprising modification. I've found lots of crystallized gems here and there. And let me say sure thing this album be constructed around one of their masterpieces titled "JussiPussi".

"JussiPussi", composed by Stef FLAMING (joining this stuff as a guitarist / vocalist), is a weird but superb track with mysterious air and definite strong RIO flavour drenched in heaviness and ethnicity. Petri's deep, strict bass rhythm, Colin's very 'eavy very 'umble guitar quake, and Pasi's quirky but hearty keyboard monster ... all can be pretty harmonized and matured together. That's a real entertainment of music, and you can understand to watch a videoclip produced by Stef, that notifies you kinda pleasure of a mixture of audio & visual. The most important thing upon this track should be every Corvus Stoner has quite enjoyed in playing / producing, and this fact can kick our b*** away into the hell. Hell yeah.

Another masterpiece, their titled track is a perfect drone psychedelia, that we have listened to in Pasi's albums. Sounds like Colin or Petri throw a massive battle with their strong "rock" elements and loud sound bullets, against Pasi's loose keyboard works and sounds ... what an interesting manner their composition and sound structure are. We can find a bunch of adventurous essence in their creation, that may sound like a crossover between pop and prog just when listening to this whole one. And one more, "Cinema" is their dramatic cinema-ish theatre over 10 minutes ... really a fantastic tragic show with their crying lemonade like owl's eyes.

Anyway, their album sleeve painted by Sonia MOTA is another killa. The booklet is her artistic "hearty heart", love it ... give one more star for her addictive red carpet.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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