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Tarentel - The Order Of Things CD (album) cover




Post Rock/Math rock

3.04 | 4 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
3 stars 3.5 stars really!!!

While their previous releases had strongly and patiently build up a sound, Tarentel was having trouble really making a name for itself the way GYBE! and other EITS or Mogwai would. This 56 minutes record is one of their more interesting releases and one of my fave. The artwork is the first of their two release presenting vines climbing up a wall, but this album is vastly different than the later EP.

Not that this record is particularly groundbreaking and enthralling, but it has a nice feeling of unity without boring the listener as is unfortunately too often the case with many post rock groups. Particularly delicious is the Popol Vuh second track with the delicious interplay between the cello and the string synth, before a great bass is taking over. Another rather rare occurrence (considering their whole career) is the fact that the album has some singing (very melancholic and peaceful as you'd expect) on Death In The Mind Of The Living, not unlike the Sigur Ros voice, but definitely less peculiar and not far from what 70's folk rock had to offer. Not everything is perfect on the album and the closing track is the shher proof of it? It simply last too long and vastly overstays its welcome.

Clearly this album along with FBTS and WMTW is one of those that make Tarentel one of the leading artistes in spite of a lack of recognition from the public. Not quite as essential as those other two albums I mentioned just above, but still worth a spin if you are only a casual post rock fan.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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