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KINGBATHMAT

Psychedelic/Space Rock • United Kingdom


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KINGBATHMAT (aka John Bassett) was born in Walthamstow, London. He was raised by an ex convent nun and a meter reader, who fed him and looked after him until the age of 16, where he left school with very little else except a degree in truancy. At an early age, KINGBATHMAT's heart was broken and crushed by a german girl which led him to embark on a mission to throw himself into music. Now some time later... over 100 songs written... many broken up rock bands and relationships left in his wake.... he decided to become a solo artist.

2003 saw the release of debut cd "Son of a Nun" which was given rave reviews from all over for its songwriting and production and its own unique style. 2004 see's the release of the new CD "Crowning Glory", 10 songs that show stunning songwriting coupled with a breathtakingly original, psychedelic style of production that shows the King has reached a higher plateau than ever before.

KINGBATHMAT's music manages to invoke musical influences from every decade since the Sixties, One minute clutching hands round the table and summoning the spirit of Syd Barrett, the next possessed by Edwyn Collins, KINGBATHMAT is a one man army of musical inspiration whose creativity crosses all genres making him equal parts Badly Drawn Boy and Lemmy, sometimes in the same song.

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-2012 update from the band website:

KingBathmat are a powered up independent/psychedelic/progressive/alternative rock band, hailing from Hastings in England. Initially started by singer/songwriter John Bassett, the band have now independently released five albums to date Son of a Nun(2003), Crowning Glory (2004), Fantastic Freak Show Carnival(2005), Blue Sea, Black Heart (2008), Gravity Field (2009), and Truth Button (2012). The 3 piece band comprises of John Bassett (bass,vocals), Lee Sulsh (guitar) and Bernie Smirnoff (drums).

The musical style of KingBathmat is difficult to ascertain, pin down or pigeon hole and does not sit comfortably in any particular category of music. Often described in reviews as an amalgamation of numerous bands e.g. "the sound of Pink Floyd wrestling with Kasabian", "Black Sabbath cuddled by extravagant ELO harmonies". It is clear that a bewildering array of influences produce a sound on record that circumnavigates the gamut of genres that reside upon this musical sphere.

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4.00 | 1 ratings
Son of a Nun
2003
4.00 | 3 ratings
Crowning Glory
2004
4.23 | 31 ratings
Fantastic Freak Show Carnival
2005
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Blue Sea, Black Heart
2008
3.00 | 2 ratings
Gravity Field
2009
3.85 | 41 ratings
Truth Button
2012
4.00 | 23 ratings
Overcoming The Monster
2013

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 Overcoming The Monster by KINGBATHMAT album cover Studio Album, 2013
4.00 | 23 ratings

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Overcoming The Monster
KingBathmat Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by phillihp

5 stars With this new album kingbathmat stays true to their style and they deliver the goods once again. Containing six tracks and with a running time of 50 minutes, the album is well balanced. Most of the tracks being in the 7 to 12 minutes range, with a sole exception, each song have all the space it needs to breathe and reach its full potential. There's a feeling of homogeneity throughout the album, some ideas being reused here and there with success.

The album starts really strong with the combo Sentinel and Parasomnia, two top-notch songs with splendid instrumental passages. Both shows the force of the group to create longer songs that stays interesting without being over complex, blending smoother and heavier passages. There's enough variation and complexity to keep the listener attention but the result always stays harmonious.

The following song, Overcoming the Monster, is the weakest point of the album to me. It uses the same ingredients but the end result is not as successful. It feels patchy, especially some of the vocal segments. Happily the last three songs are all excellent, although none can rival with the first two, except the last one. If the tracks Superfluous and Kubrick Moon blend again the same elements in different manners, the shorter and mellower Reality Mining is free of heavier moments. All in all this is a first-rate album from kingbathmat. These guys definitely deserve to be more widely acclaimed.

Edit: many months have passed and I'm now sure this album deserves no less than 5 stars. One of the very best of 2013!

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 Overcoming The Monster by KINGBATHMAT album cover Studio Album, 2013
4.00 | 23 ratings

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Overcoming The Monster
KingBathmat Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

4 stars I was on Facebook one night, when I was interested to find someone telling everyone about this great German prog band that he had come across called KingBathMat. As I pointed out, the last time I looked they were very British (and according to their website are from Hastings), so I am somewhat intrigued to understand why someone thought they were from across the Channel? But, it does go to show that after multiple albums and a discography going back to 1998 (when the band was just John Bassett) these guys have somehow stayed very much under the radar for most people. But, with some bands starting to get more recognition possibly this could be their time. If only I could work out how to describe their music.

Here we have music that at times is heavily dosed in psychedelia, then at others it is Muse at full blast, then it is space rock, then art, then it is all mixed up so that I have no way at all of working out what to say, but smiling while I'm typing it. If you want keyboards mixed with harmony vocals and lots of clapping then this is the album for you, at least on "Reality Mining". It is progressive in the truest sense of the word, bringing in multiple styles and types of music then mixing them all together in a way that is different and exciting, vibrant and fresh, without ever losing sight of their musical roots.

"Kubrick Moon" has some wonderful guitar (and is that a theremin I hear in the background?) that is delicate and spacey, full of emotion and restraint that also contains a naivety that is quite late 70's indie alternative in many ways, while also containing some Twelfth Night moves to boot! That is one of the joys of this album for me, in that it refuses to conform to any particular genre or sub genre, and instead the band take great delight in just doing whatever they like and if it is enjoyed by others then that is fine, and if no-one gets it then that is fine as well.

This won't be to everyone's tastes, and certainly not to those who say that they enjoy 'progressive' music when they mean 'regressive', but to these ears this is easily the most ambitious album of theirs that I have heard to date, and is well worth discovering. www.kingbathmat.com

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 Overcoming The Monster by KINGBATHMAT album cover Studio Album, 2013
4.00 | 23 ratings

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Overcoming The Monster
KingBathmat Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by ProgShine
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4 stars I hadn't been aware of the English band KingBathmat untill last year when I received a promo copy of their album Truth Button (2012) and I was quite surprised with that album (read the review here: progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=941695). Now I'm following the band, cause they're something new in the Prog world.

But KingBathmat is not a new band, in fact, the just released Overcoming The Monster (2013) is their 7th album. The band was kind enough to send me, once again, a promo copy of the album, a month before the release date. I don't like to post reviews before you can actually buy an album, so I decided to wait for the release. Once again KingBathmat join forces with StereoHead Records and Overcoming The Monster (2013) follows its predecessor, Truth Button (2012), in terms of sound. KingBathmat is still unclassifiable. Which means that their mix of Progressive Rock and Alternative Rock is still the main force, but you can feel many things happening on the tracks.

Overcoming The Monster (2013) is also a conceptual album. It deals with a psychological theme. The 'monsters' that we create in our heads and sometimes we have to overcome them to follow with our life. Like its predecessor it also has 6 tracks in 51 minutes of music, which means that with the exception of one track all of them are between 7 and 12 minutes.

When you press play and you start to listen to their first single, 'Sentinel', you can feel the power in the band's sound. Also, you can see that David Georgiou (keyboards) is more present. 'Parasomnia' is the second track and starts as a horror/thriller soundtrack, as if it was an opening song for a movie. It has a great bass line by Rob Watts and once again good keyboards. I think that Bernie Smirnoff drums was a bit faded in the first track, here he's more present. A powerful track.

The title-track shows us that keyboards and guitars are more into tune know. And that John Bassett is still the driven-force in the band. But this time he assumes the guitars, completely and they're a great deal in the band's music, but here with more melodies too. Once again, the bass makes itself present with clever lines. 'Superflous' is very heavy as soon as it starts. It becomes a bit more melodic and Prog with lots of synths. I do think that the drums are a bit on the fake side on this track tough.

'Reality Mining' is the shortest on the album and a weird piece of music, but in a good way. At the same time it is the most 'Pop' on the album, in a Beatles way. The longest track, 'Kubrick Moon' closes the album. Atmospheric is the right word to describe it. Towards the middle the song gets a punch of energy and goes in a full power section, great by the way.

Just like its predecessor, Overcoming The Monster (2013) is a very good example that Progressive Rock mixed with more 'modern' approaches can be made. Sometimes bands end up copying themselves when it comes to this 'modern prog' and all of them sound the same. When it comes to KingBathmat, they're quite unique in what they do. And you have to respect them for that! Highly recommended.

(Originally posted on progshine.net)

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4.00 | 23 ratings

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Overcoming The Monster
KingBathmat Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Second Life Syndrome
Collaborator Post/Math Rock and Crossover Teams

4 stars The cover artwork is the first thing you see when you pick up a new album. It can attract you, or it can totally disgust you. KingBathmat's new album "Overcoming the Monster" was going to be a tough sell for me because the artwork for this new album is probably the worst I've seen this year. It's detailed, yes; but it's downright hideous. So, going into this album, it already had one strike against it.

"Never judge a book by its cover" goes the old proverb. This is especially true for this album. While the cover artwork is terrible, the music therein is actually quite good. KingBathmat's seventh album "Overcoming the Monster" is a psychedelic journey that discusses the psychological obstacles that we, others, or the media place in our heads. It explores the idea of ridding ourselves of these walls, and living to our full potential. I think this concept is great, and should especially apply to this music. This music takes some growing, and it takes an open mind.

KingBathmat's style is an eclectic mix of prog rock, psychedelia, alternative music, grunge, and maybe a little post-rock. It is well-mixed, so it does not feel disjointed at all. So, they comfortably mix bludgeoning guitar riffs with proggy, psychedelic keys. The bassist does a great job of bringing the funk, as there are some very unique bass lines and even a few bass solos. The drummer performs admirably, and the vocalist seems to be able to change his tone to fit the atmosphere well. All of this creates a sort of tongue-in-cheek humor that surrounds the music, though the theme is serious.

Their last album, "The Truth Button" felt a little off to me, but the new album features much stronger song writing. The songs are almost catchy at times, and they seem to be dabbling in more epic song structures, too. The word of the day for this album is "variety". That's what this album has. For instance, "Sentinel" is a great rocking piece, while "Parasomnia" is a moody piece with epic keys and dreary atmospheres. Again, "Superfluous" is a well- structured, melodic rock track, while "Kubrick Moon" is a 10+ minute epic piece with some outstanding keys and guitar passages. This band can play very well, and they show it will some open display of their noodling finesse.

While this album is very strong, I would point out the uneven nature of the album. It starts out with two very strong tracks, and then it takes a nosedive with "Overcoming the Monster". Yes, the title track is a weak one. Next, it soars with "Superfluous", and then takes the biggest dive with "Reality Mining", a track that is very disjointed and experimental to a fault. Yet, then they recover with the stunning "Kubrick Moon".

Overall, the album is the strongest I've heard from them; and, while it contains some unevenness, it deserves every proghead's attention. It really brings a grungy Pink Floyd vibe to the table, and that appeals to me. So, ignore the artwork, and give this album a go.

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 Truth Button by KINGBATHMAT album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.85 | 41 ratings

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Truth Button
KingBathmat Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

4 stars It has been quite some time since I last heard anything from these guys. In fact, when the only other album of theirs I have heard, 'Fantastic Freak Show Carnival', came out in 2005 the band was just one guy, multi-instrumentalist John Bassett, but these days it is a genuine four piece with John providing guitars and vocals, David Georgiou (keyboards), Rob Watts (bass) and Bernie Smirnoff (drums). They are particularly proud that reviewers find it almost impossible to properly describe their music, and just listening to this the very first time, the one thing I was very sure of was that I really liked it. How to put those feelings into words for others to understand who hadn't heard the album was a little more problematic however. The album is basically the bringing together of hard rock and neo-prog, and with that as a basis there are plenty of art rock, alt rock and even psychedelic influences so that as the listener moves through the album one is never really sure of what is coming next, which in turn is one of its' great joys.

It is a timeless album, almost as much at home in the late Sixties as it is in the current day, refusing to sit in just one space but instead bringing together a cornucopia of sounds and ideas in a way that is somehow always accessible, and never hard work. True, it can go from keyboard led to fuzzed guitar and bass at a drop of a hat as they move happily from one genre and style to another within the same song, but it always maintains a sincerity and conviction that carries it through. Whereas some albums tend to drift, this has a focus and intensity that means that the listener feels compelled to keep coming back to it time and again.

The one annoyance I have with this album is that between the last one I heard and this one is that there have been two others, and thanks to this I now need to go back and see what they are like as well. If you have never come across these guys then you owe it to yourself to go and do so now. And if you ever wondered what Black Sabbath would sound like if they were crossed with 10CC then play "Book Of Faces" and wonder no more. www.kingbathmat.com

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 Truth Button by KINGBATHMAT album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.85 | 41 ratings

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Truth Button
KingBathmat Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by ProgShine
Collaborator Errors & Omissions and Crossover Team

4 stars The new Progressive Rock! This week I've reviewed two CD's of two different bands (the other one being Half Past Four) that show how Progressive Rock can go forward and yet, looking into the past, with style and originality.

KingBathmat is an English band and Truth Button (2012) is their 6th album. And it seems that the Alternative Rock really plays an important role in today's Prog music, cause we see it more and more in 00's groups. The band recorded the album with a quartet this time: John Bassett (vocals and bass), Lee Sulsh (guitars), Bernie Smirnoff (drums) and David Georgiou (keyboards).

Initially released in June of 2012 independently by the band, Truth Button (2012) was re-released later in January 2013 by StereoHead Records and it is a 'weird' collection of 6 tracks in almost 50 minutes. Why weird? Because the band achieved a fusion of different styles inside Progressive Rock like Alternative Rock, Psychedelia, Experimental Rock and even? Grunge!?!

Truth Button (2012) is also a concept album, it deals with an underlying theme of technophobia and social disconnection due to the ever-growing trivial use of modern technology of our times.

The opening track 'Behind The Wall' has all the guitars from the 90's Alternative Rock but mixed with melodic passages while the second one 'Abintra' is very heavy with a doom feeling and very weird vocals. While the two first tracks were a bit more on the heavy side, 'Book Of Faces' is more Prog in the common sense, at least in the first minutes. Then it becomes a healthy mess.

In the 'second part' of the album we have 'The End Of Evolution' with a few 'modern' touches and for me a low point on the album. 'Dives And Pauper' return with the KingBathmat sound and the epic titled 'Coming To Terms With Mortality In The Face Of Insurmountable Odds' closes the album in high style.

KingBathmat is not so easy to digest and at the same time catchy and full of good melodies. It takes some time to get used to John Bassett vocals too, but as soon as you do Truth Button (2012) comes very natural to the ears. Sometimes the tracks may seem a bit too long but it changes with a few listens. The band proves that it is possible nowadays to be experimental and drink heavy doses of Progressive Rock but at the same time have Heavy Guitars, a tight Rock n' Roll sound borrowed from the 90's and lots of singable melodies.

Truth Button (2012) is a proof that experience acquired after 6 albums and 10 years of playing and not being afraid of trying new approaches can give you big and beautiful fruits on your tree. In KingBathmat case this fruit is Truth Button (2012).

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 Truth Button by KINGBATHMAT album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.85 | 41 ratings

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Truth Button
KingBathmat Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Warthur
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3 stars Truth Button is the latest album from KingBathmat, a psychedelic-prog band with a fast, heavy style of space rock reminiscent of the Bevis Frond playing hard rock. The sound of the album is raw and unpolished, and whilst the quality of the performances are quite consistent, the album offers few standout moments, giving the overall impression of a piece knocked out in a hurry without an awful lot of thought being given to polishing the compositions. The spontaneity expressed in the band's sound will doubtless appeal to some listeners so if you're into hard- edged psychedelic rock with a modern bent it's not a terrible choice, but I wouldn't throw any parades for it just yet.

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 Fantastic Freak Show Carnival by KINGBATHMAT album cover Studio Album, 2005
4.23 | 31 ratings

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Fantastic Freak Show Carnival
KingBathmat Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Finnforest
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4 stars If Radiohead were fun

I have a confession to make that will lower my credentials even more than they already are. I really don't like Radiohead very much post-Bends. Are they good, sure, are they important, fine. But I'll do almost anything to keep from playing their discs. Need your lawn mowed? I'm there. Anyway, when I'm looking for a great indie alternative rock band in the Radiohead/crossover realm, but actually want to have some fun at the same time with musicians who don't come off as self-important, I can reach for Kingbathmat's "Fantastic Freak Show Carnival." Released in 2005 the album sports an alternative rock/melodic pop backbone with hints of psychedelia, experimentation, and imagination. Think of a cross between "The Who Sells Out" and a John Frusciante album and you might have an idea what the Freak Show feels like.

Given that this is a one-man album it is very impressive how Bassett manages such a full and rich sound, sounding more like a full band with dual guitars. Punchy melodic pop and harder rock numbers occasionally escalate into longer jams, but for the most part the songwriting is succinct with great instincts. The secret weapon is Bassett's amazing self-harmonizing on his vocals...he has a voice very much like Frusciante but is capable of doubling over himself to create lush and lovely vocal presentations. "Sweet Iris" was my favorite for this reason, just glorious hazy psych-pop, mostly vocal, with light guitar for color. Mixed with his whimsical and perhaps slightly Syd Barrett nods, along with superb and tasteful guitar leads, the result is a very satisfying modern rock album. The final track finds him stretching out to 12 minutes and getting wilder, almost Kingston Wall territory. This excellent under-the-radar release eluded me for too long. Check it out, along with his new album "Truth Button."

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 Truth Button by KINGBATHMAT album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.85 | 41 ratings

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Truth Button
KingBathmat Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Muzikman
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5 stars KingBathmat are an independent progressive rock band, hailing from Hastings in England. Initially started by singer/songwriter John Bassett, the band have now independently released five albums to date Son of a Nun (2003), Crowning Glory (2004), Fantastic Freak Show Carnival (2005), which was my introduction to the band, Blue Sea, Black Heart (2008) and Gravity Field (2009). The 4 piece band comprises of John Bassett (bass, vocals), David Georgiou (keyboards), Lee Sulsh (guitar) and Bernie Smirnoff (drums).

Their sixth studio release is Truth Button and it sounds like another fantastic combination of rock, prog and psychedelic treats. This being the third release I have covered, I anticipated yet another rockin' adventure of sorts. I was not disappointed.

Based on what I have heard since 2005, Truth Button has more guitar heavy moments than any release yet thanks to Lee Sulsh. It is a very welcome sound for these ears. The band's ability to mix the harder and softer aspects together in one song is what will win you over. The switching back and forth and sudden time changes are what define it as a progressive work of art. For instance, the opening track 'Behind the Wall,' comes out rocking hard and was a good choice to set the overall energy and tone of the album. 'Book of Faces' is a prime example of the switching up from heavy and dark segments over to more airy light parts that change the entire direction of the track. This is the most intriguing aspect of KingBathmat. 'The End of Evolution' is more of what I have come to expect from this band, with my own familiarity of the music already locked in, it clicked in instantly. This is the KingBathmat sound that got me interested right from the start. The rocking melodic guitars, driving layered keyboards and a locomotive bottom end are what come together seamlessly to create their own special sound. The keys in particular add a lot of flavor to the tracks, with sounds varying from sounding like early Yes to equal parts menacing Phantom of the Opera organ flourishes. It's all quite interesting and fits each section of every track like it is supposed to be there.

As the album played on I found it increasingly difficult to choose what was the defining moment or what the magnum opus of the collection was. Every track is quality and prog rock at its finest. John Bassett is still the driving force and 'voice' of the band and it his vocalizations that put a unique stamp on the KingBathmat sound.

'Dives And Pauper' certainly has its moments as well, rock goes into hyper drive on this one, and they never take their foot off the gas. This band could be anything they want to be with all the talent at their disposal and the variety of sound they can offer up in one track is very impressive.

With 6 tracks (4 bonus tracks on the digital release that I did not have the pleasure to hear) of prog complexities coming at you there is a lot to ingest and appreciate if you happen to be a discerning listener that likes something different at every turn. I think you are bound to find what you desire with Truth Button, just push start. This is an excellent album with true talent showcased in every song. A can't miss prog rock classic perhaps? In my estimation'yes.

Key Tracks: Behind The Wall, Book of Faces, Dives And Pauper

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 Truth Button by KINGBATHMAT album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.85 | 41 ratings

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Truth Button
KingBathmat Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Conor Fynes
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4 stars 'Truth Button' - KingBathmat (7/10)

In the modern scheme of progressive music, alternative rock now plays as much of a popular influence on the scene as do the style's traditional draws of classical and jazz music. Among other greats, Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta and Radiohead are some of the best known groups keeping progressive rock up to date and with the times. KingBathmat (a name as odd as any you're bound to come across) aligns themselves with this forward thinking trend in progressive rock. Although their arrangements occasionally tip the hat towards the genre's original legends, "Truth Button" is a solid fusion of prog and alt rock. The two halves are given equal credence and proportion in the style, and though KingBathmat have left room for further improvement on this album, it's rare to hear such a smooth combination of the old and the new.

Although progressive rock is the heart and soul of "Truth Button", I was surprised to hear such a heavy grunge sound at play here. Yes, grunge, the celebration of everything opposite of the traditional progging spirit. Although the two schools are in direct conflict on paper, KingBathmat makes the two work together. Although a modern rock sounds pervades the songwriting, much of the strictly grungy vibe on "Truth Button" is confined to the guitar tones, which retain a crisp clarity in the production in spite of the fuzzy textures. Although progressive rock is certainly no stranger to loud guitars, the riff-oriented nature of KingBathmat is incredibly overt. Although the song structures ultimately favour the sort of complexity and longform structures that so often appear in progressive music, many of these riffs are the sort of thing you might hear on a modern radio rock single. This balance between accessible and proggy elements largely defines what frontman John Bassett and co. have done on "Truth Button".

Adding upon the hard rock foundation, KingBathmat layers their sound with spacey effects and vintage keyboard licks. Particularly on the gorgeous extended instrumental segment of "The End of Evolution", the way these synths have been incorporated into the sound are incredibly effective, although these elements are used decidedly less than they could have been. Although these songs tend to reach for the infamous ten minute mark, they are each based around melodies that you'll likely find yourself humming along to by second spin. Although John's vocals are not particularly skilled from a technical perspective (his harmonies often run flat), he has a welcome warmth and sincerity to his voice, and a slightly nasal quality that works well with the band's alternative rock roots. Although the addition of the synths do alot to flesh out their mix, "Truth Button"s purely rock-oriented moments feel a little barebones. Although the tone of the guitar is rich, it generally feels too highly mixed. I get the impression that KingBathmat were trying to get the feeling of a raw, live performance across in the recording, the loudness of the album mix tends to distract from the more subtle details.

"Truth Button" is a solid exclamation that progressive rock can be accessible and even catchy. KingBathmat bring a strong set of compositions to this latest album, although their most promising progressive elements feel underused. In any case, KingBathmat successfully translate the progressive mentality onto the modern sound of rock, and that sort of thinking is something we need more of in the years to come.

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