Header

TOE.

Post Rock/Math rock • Japan


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Toe. picture
Toe. biography
Toe. are a Japanese band formed in 2000 that make They're one of those bands that are hard to really pin down into one genre. While being mentioned in many post-rock circles, their song structures and dynamics are similar to that of math rock artists. They released their debut EP, "Songs, Ideas We Forgot" in 2002. The world didn't saw another release of the band until 2005 when they released their first full-length album, "Book About My Idle Plot on Vague Anxiety". The band incorporated some new instruments into the mix like acoustic guitars and rhodes piano with this release and in 2006 they released another EP, "New Sentimentality", which saw the band in the same direction as their full-length album. Toe. has toured with many bands in the past years. They've been opening act for post-hardocre acts like Envy and post-rock artists like The Mercury Program, The Album Leaf and Pele.

Band photo taken from their myspace page:

- Ruben Dario (Chamberry) -




Why this artist must be listed in www.progarchives.com :
Approved by the Post-Rock Team



Discography:
Songs, Ideas We Forgot, EP (2002)
Book About My Idle Plot on Vague Anxiety, studio album (2005)
New Sentimentality, EP (2006)
...

Toe. official website

TOE. MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

TOE. forum topics / tours, shows & news


TOE. forum topics
No topics found for : "toe."
Create a topic now
TOE. tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "toe."
Post an entries now

TOE. Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all TOE. videos (1) | Search and add more videos to TOE.

Buy TOE. Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
DORIS DAY MISTER TAP TOE / YOUR MOTHER AND MINE 45 COLUMBIA 4-39906 USD $4.95 Buy It Now 1h 20m
THE ESCORTS -from head to toe COLUMBIA 45-BEATLES-PAUL MCCARTNEY COLLABORATION USD $38.76 Buy It Now 1h 44m
John Illsley 'Toe The Line' Rare 1 track Radio Promo Edit. Dire Straits related. USD $3.78 Buy It Now 2h
Northern Soul 45 RAY LEWIS Cool Love/Sugar Toe on Atco VG++ USD $8.49 [2 bids]
3h 3m
Frank Sinatra If You Stub Your Toe On The Moon/ When Is Sometime 78RPM Columbia USD $6.00 Buy It Now 3h 4m
New: TOE 2 TOE (Garnet Silk, Mikey Spice, Sizzla, Capleton) [Box Set] reggae CD USD $5.98 Buy It Now 3h 42m
Unknown Artist Tickle Toe CD USD $10.00 Buy It Now 3h 52m
Unknown Artist The Toe-tapping Sounds of A Honky-Tonk S CD USD $4.48 Buy It Now 3h 55m
Elliott Shavers Toe Jam Rice and Gator Tails vinyl 45 RPM Checker Records EX USD $35.00 Buy It Now 4h 8m
FIDDLIN BILL JOHNSON TOE TAPPIN TUNES - LP JR-10814 USD $20.00 Buy It Now 4h 30m
Marlin Greene - Tip Toe Past The Dragon LP Promo s USD $14.99 Buy It Now 4h 37m
Tiens-to ben j'arrive! Stop. par DIANE DUFRESNE (CD, Musicor) Tiens-toe bien... USD $20.31 Buy It Now 4h 40m
Toe Jam by Wee Willie And Winners Disco Mercury 1975 vg+ USD $9.95 Buy It Now 4h 56m
Toe-Hold by Johnnie Taylor Soul Stax 1967 near mint USD $14.00 Buy It Now 5h 6m
Toe To Toe by Freddie Hart Country Capitol 1978 near mint USD $9.95 Buy It Now 5h 8m
TOE TAG - Reality CD - NEW! USD $0.99 Buy It Now 5h 16m
Gib Guilbeau Toe Tappin' Music SEALED Flying Burrito Bros USD $6.47 [4 bids]
5h 40m
Home Of The Brave by UMH-Free still sealed Toe Jam 12" Funk USD $79.95 Buy It Now 6h 10m
TOE FAT / DADDY LONGLEGS GREYHOUND press clipping 1972 approx 9x8cm (30/12/72) USD $6.19 Buy It Now 6h 11m
COUNT BASIE & HIS ORCH Tickle Toe Fox-Trot/I Never Knew 78 10" PARLOPHONE R2759 USD $20.14 Buy It Now 6h 42m
TOE "The Future Is Now" 10" EP 2012 Topshelf TSR068 (Yellow/White Mix Color Wax) USD $23.00 Buy It Now 7h 9m
TOE - Blame It On The Tea ECD Promo (4 tracks) USD $0.99 Buy It Now 7h 47m
Lester Young Tickle-Toe France Le Monde Edition 2 CD's USD $15.00 Buy It Now 9h 12m
Missile Toe by Pspazz (CD, 1995, Brainstorm) USD $5.99 Buy It Now 9h 23m
GOLD AWARD HITS '67, vintage Somerset vinyl LP, VG+/VG, cheesecake, camel toe USD $4.49 Buy It Now 9h 25m
45 RPM Record Tommy Roe Jack & Jill / Tip Toe Tina Jukebox Title Strip USD $1.99 [0 bids]
11h 31m
GIB GUILBEAU Toe Tappin' Music LP NM Shiloh 4085 1978 c USD $9.99 Buy It Now 11h 35m
KYPER tic tac toe 12" RECORD USD $9.75 Buy It Now 13h 54m
ANDREI MORANT out of my head 12" RECORD lil whore / dropped toe + USD $7.99 Buy It Now 13h 56m
Kabuki - Tempest - Head To Toe - 2001 #245281 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 15h 53m
Total Science - Sugar Sweet - Head To Toe #245494 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 15h 53m
Head To Toe Presents - Footprints (Sampler 2) #246768 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 15h 53m
Toe Jam - Toe Jam - What Goes Around - 2003 #111555 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 16h
Chronic Sonic Presents - Toe In The Water EP #231214 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 16h
Toe Jam / Roblong - Toe Jam / Bass Goes On #104627 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 16h 2m
Kenny Nolan: Head To Toe [SHM-CD] (Japan) USD $28.23 Buy It Now 16h 31m
Theodor Zox - Red City EP - Tic Tac Toe - 2005 #263563 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 18h 44m
Bamba Gas Coin / Sittin / Toe To Toe - 2009 #296916 USD $4.64 Buy It Now 20h 28m
Crunch Bunch - Shell Toe - Havanna - 1995 #260750 USD $4.64 Buy It Now 20h 28m
Camel Toe - Moon Track - Plasteline 4 - 2007 #222563 USD $4.64 Buy It Now 21h
Woodyboy & Toe B Ft E Adams - I Want You - 2003 #115413 USD $4.64 Buy It Now 21h 34m
Head To Toe Presents - Footprints (Sampler 1) #246803 USD $4.64 Buy It Now 21h 34m
Banda Favela - Remix EP 2 - Head To Toe - 2003 #247041 USD $4.64 Buy It Now 21h 35m
WAYLON JENNINGS NEVER COULD YOU TOE THE MARK 1984 RCA VINYL ALBUM*NEAR MINT LP USD $13.87 Buy It Now 21h 55m
DIANE DUFRESNE Tiens-Toe Ben J'Arrive LP Barclay Records Canada Quebecois VG/VG USD $6.25 Buy It Now 22h 38m
TOE HEAD: Goodnight Jackie VRA RECORDS 45 obscure private HEAR IT! USD $24.00 Buy It Now 23h 5m
Erotica by MADONNA (CD 1992) BMG EX MAVERICK SIRE 9 45154-2 TOE JOB BACK COVER USD $2.78 Buy It Now 1 day
TOE FAT Toe Fat / Toe Fat Two. BGO 2CD Ken Hensley Lee Kerslake pre-Uriah Heep USD $17.99 Buy It Now 1 day
U5-95 Vinyl Record Album 45 ERA JEWEL AKEN NORTHERN SOUL Tic Tac Toe! USD $134.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Toe Fat - Toe Fat I & Ii NEW CD USD $16.08 Buy It Now 1 day
TINDERSTICKS Marbles CHE-TIPPY TOE 10" RARE DIY UK NUMBERED ORIGINAL MINT COPY USD $124.00 Buy It Now 1 day
SID GARRY Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me 78 10" IMPERIAL 2218 USD $20.14 Buy It Now 1 day
The Birds And The Bees b/w Tic Tac Toe Jewel Akens 45 Era 3141 G USD $7.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JUNIOR WELLS: Cut My Toe Nail 45 Soul USD $18.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Toe Tag by Toetag (Boston) CD EO4 USD $0.99 Buy It Now 1 day
? Tiny Tim - God Bless Tiny Tim (Reprise 6292) (w/ "TIP-TOE through the TULIPS" USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Klappe Die 2te [#1] by Tic Tac Toe (CD, Dec-1997, Bmg/Rca Records Label) USD $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
2 45 rpm records LISA LISA & Cult Jam Head to To Toe USD $5.84 Buy It Now 1 day
Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam: Head To Toe / You'll Never Change 7" 45 NM Canada USD $2.99 Buy It Now 1 day
CMC & DJ Jinks- Tip Toe 12" Limited E Edition 1992 Old Skool Hardcore Vinyl USD $15.50 Buy It Now 1 day
China Pig - Tip-Toe Through the Hatching Chamber CD USD $30.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Kyper - Tic Tac Toe (1900) USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
RARE PROMO 45 rpm TINY TIM Tip Toe To The Gas Pumps MT USD $8.95 Buy It Now 1 day
STEEL TOE s/t CASSETTE no-fi blackened punk filth sump jackman sexdrome axnaar USD $6.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Crunch Bunch - Shell Toe / Power Of Emotion 12" USD $3.10 Buy It Now 1 day
1987 LISA LISA AND CULT JAM, HEAD TO TOE, COLUMBIA LP STEREO RECORD 44 06757 USD $4.49 Buy It Now 1 day
THE GODS "To Samuel A Son" rare SEALED German CD 1994 (URIAH HEEP, TOE FAT) USD $16.00 Buy It Now 1 day
RARE 70's 80's 90s BREAKING SONG Greghking band TIRED OF TOE IN LINE Rocky Burne USD $21.24 Buy It Now 1 day
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Head To Toe 12" USD $3.10 Buy It Now 1 day
Towing Camel 2 Funny Toe Truck iphone 4 4g 4s 5 & galaxy S3 S4 hard case cover USD $21.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Towing Camel 2 Funny Toe Truck iphone 4 4g 4s 5 & galaxy S3 S4 hard case cover USD $21.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Towing Camel 2 Funny Toe Truck iphone 4 4g 4s 5 & galaxy S3 S4 hard case cover USD $22.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Towing Camel 2 Funny Toe Truck iphone 4 4g 4s 5 & galaxy S3 S4 hard case cover USD $22.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Towing Camel 3 Funny Toe Truck iphone 4 4g 4s 5 & galaxy S3 S4 hard case cover USD $21.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Towing Camel 3 Funny Toe Truck iphone 4 4g 4s 5 & galaxy S3 S4 hard case cover USD $21.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Towing Camel 3 Funny Toe Truck iphone 4 4g 4s 5 & galaxy S3 S4 hard case cover USD $22.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Towing Camel 3 Funny Toe Truck iphone 4 4g 4s 5 & galaxy S3 S4 hard case cover USD $22.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Towing Camel 4 Funny Toe Truck iphone 4 4g 4s 5 & galaxy S3 S4 hard case cover USD $21.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Towing Camel 4 Funny Toe Truck iphone 4 4g 4s 5 & galaxy S3 S4 hard case cover USD $21.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Towing Camel 4 Funny Toe Truck iphone 4 4g 4s 5 & galaxy S3 S4 hard case cover USD $22.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Towing Camel 4 Funny Toe Truck iphone 4 4g 4s 5 & galaxy S3 S4 hard case cover USD $22.99 Buy It Now 1 day
NEW sealed Toetag - Righteous Toe Tag (music CD 1996) USD $1.00 Buy It Now 1 day
I Love Sarah/Tip Toe Topic (Split 7") USD $6.20 Buy It Now 1 day
Tip Toe Topic - No Sleep (Vinyl with CD) Heavenhotel Elko Blijweert USD $20.93 Buy It Now 1 day
Jorge: Everybody Wants To Be Loved / Tic Tac Toe 45 - Aurora USD $6.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Razormaid - First Cutt 1987/2000 Toe Jam Records Rare OOP HTF USD $26.99 Buy It Now 1 day
45 Record LISA LISA AND CULT JAM - HEAD TO TOE - NM USD $1.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Head To Toe - CBS - 1987 #116473 USD $4.64 Buy It Now 1 day
DEEP CREED 94 Can U Feel It/ Warrior's Dance CD 6 Track Featuring Shell Toe Radi USD $8.12 Buy It Now 1 day
DAN SARTAIN Replacement Man CD 2 Track Toe Rag Version B/w Indian Ink Toe Rag Ve USD $8.12 Buy It Now 1 day
BACKSTREET BOYS_Tic Tac Toe _MAGAZINE CLIPPINGS CUTTINGS_ships from AUS_M2 USD $27.38 Buy It Now 1 day
ETHAN Bottom Of My Heart CD 2 Track B/w Tired Of Toe'in The Line EUROPEAN Recog USD $8.12 Buy It Now 1 day
TOE TAG Reality CD 9 Track US Cherry Disc 1993 USD $8.12 Buy It Now 1 day
TELETUBBIES Say Eh Oh CD 4 Track B/w Again Again Mix, Bumps A Daisy And Tip Toe USD $8.12 Buy It Now 1 day
Cant Vs Brian Ffar - Reach For It - Tic Tac Toe #173438 USD $4.64 Buy It Now 1 day
Jack Rock - Formation Flying - Tic Tac Toe #240934 USD $4.64 Buy It Now 1 day
Nperfectduo - Spartacum - Tic Tac Toe - 2007 #225871 USD $4.64 Buy It Now 1 day
CHRIS CLARK From Head To Toe 12" 2 Track B/w Instrumental Pic Sleeve UK Motorci USD $8.12 Buy It Now 1 day
LISA LISA AND CULT JAM Head To Toe 12" 3 Track B/w Foot Mix And You'll Never Cha USD $8.12 Buy It Now 1 day
First Perception - Pigeon Toe (2012, CD New) USD $12.24 Buy It Now 1 day
0 result found for "TOE."
Visit LPCDressisues.com for more results


More places to buy TOE. music online Buy TOE. & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for TOE. DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

TOE. shows & tickets


TOE. has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

TOE. discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

TOE. top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.30 | 10 ratings
The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety
2005
4.24 | 31 ratings
For Long Tomorrow
2009

TOE. Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

TOE. Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

TOE. Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

TOE. Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

5.00 | 1 ratings
Songs, Ideas We Forgot
2002
5.00 | 1 ratings
Re:Designed
2003
3.41 | 4 ratings
New Sentimentality
2006
4.00 | 3 ratings
The Future Is Now
2012

TOE. Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 For Long Tomorrow by TOE. album cover Studio Album, 2009
4.24 | 31 ratings

BUY
For Long Tomorrow
Toe. Post Rock/Math rock

Review by BrufordFreak

4 stars This is an interesting and enjoyable album that has a lot of the King Crimson Discipline sound and stylings that I love, especially songs 2, 3, 12, and 13. Though categorized Post Rock/Math Rock, it is far more that that, for in it I hear snippets that remind me of ALGERNON, IVY, KOOP, PAUL SIMON, JONI MITCHELL and many others. But most of all I hear DRUMS! AMAZING drumming!

The first song is a brief 39-second sonic introduction that bleeds directly into the brief "Shou[&*!#]su tenyo fue" (2:40) (9/10) which is, in effect, an introduction and set-up for the album's third song (and, IMO, crown jewel). Arpeggio

3. "After Image" (3:59) featuring female vocalist Harada Ikuko reminds me of an awesome upbeat song from IVY or FIONA APPLE. (10/10)

4. "Esoteric" (4:15) is the album's first song to fully fall under the familiar/more usual Post Rock/Math Rock formats--and it is an excellent one! Sitar, arpeggiated acoustic and electric guitars, and amazing drumming! This is like MASERATI at its best! (10/10)

5. "Say It Ain't So," with the vocals of Dry River String's Hoshikawa Yuzuru (3:42), sounds like it wants to be pop and maybe even rappy. It's laid back, very repetitive and uses multiple tracks for its vocals. (7/10)

6. "Two Moons" begins rather delicately, involving a synth, glockenspiel an acoustic and an electric guitar interweaving polyrhythmic melody lines. Until the bass and drums arrive at the 1:49 mark. Then we have a full-out jam! Kind of reminds me of ALGERNON. (8/10)

7. "Mosikiiton wa mou kikoenai #1" (2:32) (8/10) is a piano over tuned and electronic percussion intro/variation for the next song,

8. "Mosikiiton wa mou kikoenai #2" (2:20) in which drums, bass and acoustic guitars play a more prominent role. Together the two variations rate a pleasant KOOP-like (8/10)--lacking enough development and change to make me reach for the replay button. This one is the drummer's song!

9. "Last Night (Album Version)" (4:56). By this time into the album I am looking for a little more variety. The one-note-at-a-time Kool-and-the-Gang synth is starting to get on my nerves, the interwoven tuned-percussion and acoustic guitar leads are getting a little old, the bass and drumming are the only things still keeping it interesting. (7/10)

10. "Goodbye (Album Version) featuring Toki Asako" (7:06) establishes another IVY-like groove using acoustic guitars and rolling COCTEAU TWINS-like bass before the vocalist and drummer get engaged. Again, the drummer is stealing the show! At the four minute mark ends a peak and things settling into a bit of a mellow, more simply and controlled section-- though the drummer apparently has difficulty with this mode, as he seems to always sneak in, or bulldoze his way into . . . taking over! I think the rest of the band shows admirable restraint in the face of his "lead" though I also believe the drumming is what makes this music work on such a high level. (9/10)

11. "You Go" (3:35) begins like one of DAVID BYRNE's Brazilian-influenced or PAUL SIMON's South African-inflluenced songs of years ago. The drummer is held a bit farther back in the mix on this one?and shows more than his usual restraint, though even in quiet restrained mode he continues to shine and attract the attention of the listener. (8/10)

12. "Our Next Movement" (4:48) begins with a very blatant folk drum style--large African hand drums and other hand percussives. Saxes play around in the background--as if I'm reminded of JONI MITCHELL's "Dreamland" from Don Juan's Reckless Daughter. The random sax play, bass play, and replacement of hand drums by drum kit reign this jazzier tune in a bit. Horns come together in a bank format as guitars pick in their arpeggiated KING CRIMSON way. I like the looseness of this one. (8/10)

13. "Long Tomorrow" (5:18) displays the same controlled "Discipline"-like weave of electric guitars, drums, and bass as the album began with. I like the bass being a bit more forward in this one. Static-screeching synth enters around mid-point. Finishes in a much more PostRock/Math Rock way. I can't explain why I like this time of "controlled chaos" so much-- that KC "Discipline" weave--but I do. (9/10)

Though this album often threatens to slide into background music, it is definitely one of the best Math/Post Rock albums I've ever heard?one that I will play again and again. I look forward to the growth and maturation of this great little combo.

4 stars: An excellent addition to any prog lover's music collection.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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
 The Future Is Now by TOE. album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2012
4.00 | 3 ratings

BUY
The Future Is Now
Toe. Post Rock/Math rock

Review by The Truth
Collaborator Post/Math Rock Team

4 stars One of the more famous groups in the energetic and exciting Japanese post-rock/math-rock scene, Toe. brings forth a nice little follow-up to the album For Long Tomorrow which since its release in 2009 has garnered a small cult following on this site.

The Future Is Now dabbles in much of the same territory as its predecessor but the formula has clearly not grown stale and Toe. should use it as long as it keeps working. Their sound is a nice blend of both post-rock and math-rock and the music this group creates is phenomenal. Japan's groups in the genre are always great with composition of music pieces, and this album is no exception, it is quite stellar in terms of musicianship and the music writing quality.

It's a short little listen that always seems to fly by because it's such a fun little EP to listen to. Even people who aren't fan of the post-rock/math-rock scene can learn to appreciate this. It's an album you can tell the group enjoyed making (Toe. always gives off this vibe) and it won't take up very much of your time at all.

I would go as far as to say it's an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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
 New Sentimentality by TOE. album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2006
3.41 | 4 ratings

BUY
New Sentimentality
Toe. Post Rock/Math rock

Review by 40footwolf

4 stars A short review for a short album!

Toe is one of the rare bands that can combine elements of math rock with post rock without feeling forced, and New Sentimentality is a great way to see all of these facets utilized to their fullest. Dreamy and spacious guitars mix with tight, rapid, complex drumming and are tied together with atmospheric, emotional vocals to create an experience that is all at once thoughtful and exciting. "Goodbye" is the best example of this, which starts off with a humming, impassioned guitar line not unlike something you might hear from an early Modest Mouse album, but is soon driven forward by what is simultaneously one of the catchiest and most intricate drumlines I've ever heard.

Toe's ponderousness can wear a bit thin on a full-length album, but as a 20 minute E.P. their music is just what the doctor ordered. If you're a fan of post rock or math rock, there's no reason for you not to give this little gem a listen.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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
 For Long Tomorrow by TOE. album cover Studio Album, 2009
4.24 | 31 ratings

BUY
For Long Tomorrow
Toe. Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Tall Hair

5 stars This new release from the Japanese post-math-rock group Toe is absolutely awesome. This time there are lyrics and singing in some songs, (which they have managed to fit in very well) like after image (which is mind blowingly chill and great) and goodbye. The overall atmosphere of this album is very chilled out. It's amazing how these guys can make such complex music at the same time being soothing and chill. Toe used a lot more texture and different instruments in this release compared to the previous recordings. The result is great: the same toe ingeniousness with clean guitar emotional jamming, but including rhodes, a lot more acoustic guitar, some marimba/xylophone, voice, and other cool layers of interesting instruments and sound effects.

If you enjoy post rock and not-so-frantic math rock, you will most likely enjoy this quite a bit like i did. This is one of this year's best releases. Don't you dare miss it. 4 1/2 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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
 New Sentimentality by TOE. album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2006
3.41 | 4 ratings

BUY
New Sentimentality
Toe. Post Rock/Math rock

Review by chamberry
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars Toe. are a band that can be either seen as a post-rock act or a math rock one depending on which side you come from. It can be seen as a math rock band with emotional touches or a post-rock band with a dynamic flare, but whatever label they may fall into, the music on this EP has a certain charm to it that you'll be listening to it for weeks to come.

The music in New Sentimentality may not sound loud enough to make an impression or to stun the listener on the get go, but you'll slowly subdue to the music either by the warm acoustic guitars and fender rhodes (two instruments rarely seen in this kind of music) or the brisk drumming that, while being fairly complex, is still soft to the ears. Their start-stop dynamics never sound jagged or out of place because they're smoothed out with memorable melodies. The album has a breezy and organic sound thanks to the acoustic guitars which gives the album a great atmosphere which remind me of bands like As The Poets Affirm or Do Make Say Think (in atmosphere, not sound). The flamenco-ish clapping in "1/21" also adds to the atmosphere along with the lovely fender rhodes and horns (or that's what I think it is). The first three songs on this EP share the same atmosphere while "Goodbye" sees the band playing the first electric guitar on the EP. The "lovely fender rhodes" is still present in the song as well as the acoustic guitars, but they're now accompanied by a new instruments: vocals. They aren't just thrown in for the sake of having them, these guys do them well and they do add alot to the overall emotion of the album. Probably my favorite song from the band. Lets just hope they get to experiment with it more on future releases.

This EP was my first taste of this band and I quickly fell in love with their sound and grabbed their other releases. My only set-back is that it's too short! OK. I know this is an EP and EPs tend to be short by nature (unless we're talking about Jakob or Yndi Halda...), but the music here is so wonderful that it leaves you wanting for more. Keep an eye out for these guys, they showed great potential with this release and with their full-length album as well.

3.5 out of 5

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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
Thanks to chamberry for the artist addition.

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

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.98 seconds