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Birds And Buildings


Eclectic Prog

4.24 | 461 ratings

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5 stars Amazing, one of the greatest albums i have ever heard by an underground act. Sometimes you find a piece of art: a film, an album or a book, that feels so perfect and mastercrafted that you can hardly believe that human beings were involved in the creation of it. This album is definitely such a work of art for me. The opening track is a 9 minute example of perfection. Every instrument from flute to sax to mellotron is playing its part perfectly, and despite the breakneck pace, they never run out of ideas. As soon as they are done with one theme they move on to the next with NO pointless noodling! The sound of this Ecletic Jazz Rock band is reminiscent of Area and Mr.Bungle and if you know my relation to those two bands then you know that that is one if the greatest compliments i can give you.

The only thing on this album that i had a beef with on my first listen, was the vocals. They sound rather akward and confused, but after careful consideration i have realized that however they sound, they are perfect for this album. An operatic Jon Andersson/ Peter Gabriel style singer would simply have ruined it.

It it sounds like im fawning, thats because i am and so should you, with good reason. "Bantam To Behemoth" really is that good.

Knapitatet | 5/5 |


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