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2.39 | 9 ratings | 3 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Waterboarding (5:33)
2. A Little Effort Goes Away (4:18)
3. No Sleep (3:57)
4. Heraclitean (5:34)
5. Channel Zero (7:11)
6. Second Self (3:56)
7. Mistaken Identity (3:37)
8. Blind Way (1:56)
9. Israel (6:31)
10. Our National Anthem (2:39)

Total Time 45:12

Line-up / Musicians

- Shane Perlowin / guitar
- Ryan Oslance / drums

Releases information

Open Letter Records OLR-2

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AHLEUCHATISTAS Location Location ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(22%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (33%)
Poor. Only for completionists (11%)

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Review by Syzygy
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3 stars Following Of The Body Prone, Ahleuchatistas underwent another change in personnel when long serving bassist Derek Poteat handed in his notice and Shane Perlowin elected to continue the band as a duo with relative newcomer Ryan Oslance on drums. Location Location is the first of two promised albums from this new configuration, and was recorded piecemeal over roughly two years.

Of The Body Prone saw two significant changes in Ahleuchatistas' sound; Shane Perlowin had cautiously started using effects pedals, and the music became rather more improvisational and open ended. These changes have come to full fruition on Location Location, and while there is still plenty to engage the listener it's a long way from the tightly composed and focussed music that came before it. It's essentially a series of ten sound collages on which it isn't always obvious whether a particular sound emanated from the guitar or the drums. In the absence of a bassist Shane Perlowin uses effects, in particular looping, to fill the gap, the results having audible elements of both Frippertronics and Fred Frith. All of which is fine and dandy, and it's good to see the band evolving and progressing, but the album would have been much stronger if at least a couple of tracks had been effects free guitar/drum pieces in the style of earlier work - Shane Perlowin is a remarkable guitarist but his excellent lead playing often either absent or buried between layers of sound. Similarly Ryan Oslance is capable of making Perlowin's compositions swing and the duo are capable of some breathtaking interplay - let's hope that we get to hear them doing what they do best on their next album.

If you enjoyed Of The Body Prone then Location Location is worth getting and persevering with. If you're a newcomer to Ahleuchatistas, start with one of the earlier albums. This is a perfectly decent contemporary avant rock album, but not a great addition to Ahleuchatistas' otherwise highly impressive discography.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Where has this once mighty band gone ? This band had something good going on and established themselves as an exciting band on their previous albums. Love them or loathe them, but they were never boring. They created truly progressive rock with weird time signatures and melodies. Music that gav ... (read more)

Report this review (#522124) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | Review Permanlink

1 stars At first the idea of a new Ahleuchatistas album made me overflow with anticipation. The cover art and the title were different than what this amazing, crazy, noisy yet enjoyable don caballero on crack band had previously released, but I thought nothing of it. Turns out it was a dark omen of a ch ... (read more)

Report this review (#438046) | Posted by seb2112 | Saturday, April 23, 2011 | Review Permanlink

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