Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Cul De Sac - China Gate CD (album) cover


Cul De Sac

Post Rock/Math rock

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Bookmark and Share
Sean Trane
Prog Folk
3 stars 3,5 stars really!!!!

I am still looking for a CDS album to really reach a fourth star rating , and I had placed high hopes on this one based on recommendations. But alas , this is yet a very worthy album but it does not set my passions ablaze as all of what I have heard from them so far (5 albums) are interesting but nothing has come to punch my guts out and knock my breath away.

While there are some magnificent moments on this album (maybe some of the best CDS tracks ) , the album is rather uneven. What a difference between the cold and somber but impeccably presented climates of Sakhalin and the rough, disorderly and sloppy 11 min+ Fourth Eye. It Is a good thing that this "monster" track is wrapped around to much finer tracks as Hemispheric and Colomber. with the usual Can influences.

I will probably stop my endeavours/adventures at this album (that is all that is available at the local library) but can direct you at Immortality Lessons for the best introduction possible, although I dare say if you are a Krautrock fan, and love Can in particular , I think that you cannot go wrong on any CDS album , especially in their earlier discography.

Report this review (#43165)
Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2005 | Review Permalink

CUL DE SAC China Gate ratings only

chronological order | showing rating only

Post a review of CUL DE SAC China Gate

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.