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"Tunneling its way out of the West Philadelphia nether worlds Make A Rising is a band that is beyond unique. The quintet's debut record is a swirling mix of violin, keyboard, guitars, drums, saxophone, trumpet, bells, whistles, and assorted noisemakers - all swelling together for subversively addictive pop gems. With orchestral crescendos combined with off-kilter vocals and fast-changing tempos Make A Rising is the sound of chaos, bliss, bravado, nerves and naivety - avant chamber rock at its most dynamic - like Daniel Johnston singing Beach Boys songs interpreted by Naked City."

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4.00 | 4 ratings
Rip Through The Hawk Black Night
2005
4.11 | 9 ratings
Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel
2008

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3.67 | 6 ratings
New I Fealing
2011
0.00 | 0 ratings
Wounded Fhealer Series: Part One
2014

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 Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel by MAKE A RISING album cover Studio Album, 2008
4.11 | 9 ratings

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Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel
Make A Rising RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by frippism
Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

4 stars Make A Rising into my heart (I couldn't resist)

Make A Rising are a Philadelphia band who have managed to create an utterly strange blend of avant-pop with indie and prog altogether. "Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel" is an album which showcases a unique take on popular songwriting altogether; without shame breaking up beautiful balladry and putting the pieces back together in their very own off-putting beautiful way.

With the beginning of "Sneffels Yokul" you can hear the very keen interest the band invests in developing strong and touching melodies into off-kilter directions. A beautiful choir offshoots into this strange almost 50s rock n roll guitar riff while strange tin sounds come spinning from all over and Justin Moynihan takes up the vocal melody and plays with it until all the band joins in on the fun and it becomes this utterly strange pop song, shifting between an almost hard rock riff into a bizarre repetitive exercise of the B major and C major scales, constantly going up and down while drums roll and saxophones and keyboards join the fun, with mysterious sounds are added on top. This is me describing the first minute and a half or so of the first song. And yet the transitions make so much sense and are done without corrupting at all the atmosphere Make A Rising manage to preserve throughout the entire album. The album manage to swiftly shift between near-classical pieces such as "Woodsong Part One"- which I really mean when I say that this is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have heard in my life, to utterly bizarre time-shift changes and bassy synth pads in "Bradford's Big Boatride"- a track that doesn't shame itself with it's confounding psychedelic freakouts and weird vocal passages.

When the closing moments "How 'Bout a Love Supreme" closes off and rolls into the "epilogue" which is "Woodsong Part Two" you are very much aware of the massive accomplishment Make A Rising have managed to pull off here. They deliver a sound here which is so much their own it while being so strangely all-encompassing that for that alone the album should be given a spin, but the songwriting here is so sharp, so heart-wrenching, that this is more than a unique album, it is a damn good album as well.

It is about time I reviewed this utterly wonderful and strange album. An album that has accompanied me in the last few years or so and has without a doubt changed changed the way I've seen music completely. Make A Rising are a strange breed. It is almost as if the Beach Boys became massive fans of Henry Cow and decided to release an album with today's more modern sounds. A combination of bizarre and awe-inspiring piano ballads with hard-hitting and strange instrumental patterns with an almost indie style of song- writing. It is a brew that took me a while to accept and understand, but once it hit me it was a slap to the face- this is one of the most original sounding albums of the 21st century; playful and filled with the strange childlike wonder that frankly I have a soft spot for. "Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel" is an album that I think should be in any pop music fan's collection as much as it should be in any prog and RIO's fans "classic collection".

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 New I Fealing by MAKE A RISING album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2011
3.67 | 6 ratings

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New I Fealing
Make A Rising RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Negoba
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Truly Eclectic Prog for the New Decade

I hopped on the free music bandwagon to hear this excellent and quirky group some months ago. I've probably listened to this album 50 times and I've had mixed feelings about the album. Initially pleasantly impressed, then drifting toward "meh" and then as I really sunk my ears into the album for this review, I'm back to being truly impressed. I suppose my time here on PA has changed my ears, for I did not expect this band to be Avant / RIO. Instead, this is a truly eclectic band that gives nods to classics like Yes and Genesis, and major kudos to Frank Zappa and Gentle Giant. However, the band also utilizes very modern sounds such as electronic textures a la math masters Battles and nu-folk / pop groups like Fleet Foxes and Vampire Weekend. The closest band to this I've heard is Frogg Cafe, but this is crazier.

If this sounds like a lot of material to bite off in a 3 song, 19 minute EP, it is. Though the musicianship is superb and the execution brilliant, there is a little lack of focus. Rather than having a coherent package to communicate to the listener, this band is simply delighting in the pure pleasure of making complex, quirky music. Since I too consider this one of life's great pleasures, I really like this album. But it's not for everyone and specifically it's not for background listening. It just won't make sense.

1. Don't Don't Don't - The EP and song begins with a sad, almost Beach Boys styled harmony section which then yields to a Sergeant Pepper oompah section. These are a bit odd and hurky-jerky, but work well enough. This is repeated a second time before the song takes off with the band's signature blend of math rock and Gentle Giant composition that to me is modern prog at its best.

2. Flux Dogs - This songs begins with a guitar flourish clearly meant as an homage to Steve Howe. The main vocal line is nicely done, though is a bit limited by the singers' very non-distinctive vocal timbres. There is a fun trippy free form instrumental section in the middle, and finishes with a choral flourish.

3. Nommo Days - An angular odd rhythm song with the annoying nu-folk echo on the vocals. Some allusions to nu-folk master Sufjan Stevens. Once again, once the first instrumental section comes in, we get modern prog at its best. Just wonderful chamber rock styled composition. The song move through a pastoral bridge section and climbs to a GG-esque climax.

There are sections of this album that are just brilliant. And absolutely all of it is good, interesting. To me, this is what modern prog is. (Not another neo- rehash.) A very solid 4 star effort. Looking forward to future releases.

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 Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel by MAKE A RISING album cover Studio Album, 2008
4.11 | 9 ratings

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Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel
Make A Rising RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by TheGazzardian
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4 stars You've been unsure about this album since you listened to the free EP that the band released in early 2011 (New I Fealing). Over the course of a full length album, can the band really top what they accomplished on that three track album? Isn't it riskier to pay money for an unsure thing, when the sure, good thing was free?

(Hey, you in the corner - yeah, you the guy looking confused. Are you telling me you haven't heard New I Fealing yet? Let me help ya out - go download that and give it a spin. If you like it even a little bit, direct your credit card to the nearest online retailer carrying this album.)

Infinite Ellipse and Head With Open Fontanel, despite having a name you will likely never remember, is an utterly superb piece of avant garde music, full of wonderful melodies, odd sounds, freakouts, weird lyrics, and songs with names like "Sneffels Yokul" and "Look, I'm Almost Dead". The cover art is laid out like all those Pendragon album covers - with all the little details and sub-stories going on - except it's a photograph instead of a painting, so they had to actually make all the weird stuff, not just imagine it. Yep, this is a weird band, thank goodness!

They can be strikingly sparse and emotional at times - Woodsong (parts 1 and 2) is a superb example of this, being carried pretty much completely by the quiet piano and the mournful horns. And they can also rock out and pound your ears with glorious, glorious sound and melody, as they demonstrate in pretty much every song. They've mastered the art of introducing a new melody or idea with a bang. Contrast is the name of the game here, and a quiet section may be interrupted by the introduction of an energetic theme on the trombone.

Seven vocalists, a marimba, trombone, cello, saxophone, flute, and the only traditional rock instrument in sight is a doublebass. And yet these guys rock pretty hard from time to time, and their music has an undeniable energy about it.

For sure, one of the better albums I have discovered in the past months. Oh, and I'm going to say this - this is better than New I Fealing. It's complex, it's fun, it's bizarre. And it's not a matter of quantity over quality - the highest moments here easily surpass the highest moments of New I Fealing. (And that's something that I never would have thought would be easy!)

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 New I Fealing by MAKE A RISING album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2011
3.67 | 6 ratings

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New I Fealing
Make A Rising RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by The Neck Romancer

5 stars NEW I FEALING is a free EP by the American progressive/avant rock group Make a Rising.

Why did I rate it 5 stars? Because it's excelent. I might have been biased by free downloads (damn you Part the Second for being so good and free) but these 3 songs are just what I needed to hear.

DON'T DON'T DON'T: reminds me a lot of Slapp Happy/Art Bears, with the slightly dissonant vocal harmonies and funny woodwinds. Quite enjoyable, although the silence in the middle of the song is a bit unsettling. By the time the first part ends, a nice piano riff starts, along with a somewhat cheesy little sax solo. The chorus is wonderful; the female vocals add a bit of magic to the song. The next riff is very good; sounds quite like symphonic prog and even indie rock. 5/5

FLUX DOGS: starts with a Henry Cow-like unison section. Then there's a short part with lovely fast vocals; the chorus begins with again slightly dissonant vocal harmonies. Then the guitar kicks in the chorus; the drums go crazy but then subside to an ambient section. The band paints an impressionist sound spectrum with their instruments just until the guitars play a taste of the next motif.

All instruments kick back to a lovely riff in 7/8, until the riff in the chorus appears again (this time in full strength; there's even some piano/harp flourishes now). The chorus returns with just vocals, piano and keyboards before the song ends. 4.5/5

NOMMO DAYS: starts with a nice riff accompanied by circus like voices; the next section is ethereal; the singer sounds like he's on the moon. The violins are nice; acoustic guitars kick in with the singing grabbing your attention. A dissonant riff, very reminiscent of RIO, adds drama to the song. The Cardiacs-like lyrics add more to the crazyness of the music. The ambient section with the brass, acoustic guitar, violin and drums is magical. Vibes kick in, now mirroring the acoustic guitar.

The harp kicks in again, as the vocals start to become more distant from the listener. The second riff appears one more time for a few bars, just to disappear and start the last section of the song, with wild instruments everywhere and embezzling vocals. By this time the music just grabs you and erases everything in your mind. Beautiful ending. 5/5

Overall, a nice 5 stars to this wonderful recording. What are you doing here? Go get it!

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 New I Fealing by MAKE A RISING album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2011
3.67 | 6 ratings

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New I Fealing
Make A Rising RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Andy Webb
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3 stars Don't don't do do

Avant-garde anything can be a thin line to walk. With art, it can be a mind-blowing masterpiece or just a weird, seemingly pointless waste of paint. In movies, a movie could either become an instant genre-defying classic, or just a creepy, weird expression of nothingness. The same pertains to music. Avant music can either be infinitely beautiful, breaking down the walls that we call the constraints of music, or could just be obnoxious and over-exerted noise. Make a Rising with their newest EP Now I Fealing walk that that thin line very carefully, teetering on overly weird at times and at others a tasteful and rather interesting output. With some of the music just having outright absurd melodic waste just for the sake of being absurd, some actually has a nice Avant harmony going for it. Overall, although being a bit weird, this EP isn't all that bad.

On tracks such as the intro to "Don't Don't Don't," the music has a nice fun-sounding circus- like quality, with some interesting harmony between vocals and the various instruments used on the EP. Although the vocal style can get a little annoying, it adds a certain dissonant and oftentimes pleasing and humorous quality to the music, especially with the rather ridiculous lyrics. The interesting compositional quality of the music also adds a nice dynamic, with the overall fun atmosphere of all the instruments communicating with one another complimenting the overall interesting melodies and harmonies. The vocal melodies may get harsh at times, and sometimes they don't compliment the interesting instrumentation, but usually they add that unique Avant touch.

One word easily attributable to this album is unique. The quality of the composition is supreme, with some adventurous atmospheres surrounding the sweeping lines of music. The eighteen minutes of music certainly has that unique style of the band too, with the bumbling lines of wind pieces and up-down percussion style. The overall feeling of the album itself is unique, with the peculiar titles and weird jazzy breakdowns dotting the music, even breaking into a classical orchestral kind of feel at times. Of course, this is avant-garde music, how can we expect any less! Overall, the album is good. For a free download, it is certainly recommended for anyone looking for something refreshing to accent their collection. Although the music is not the most remarkable stuff out there, it is an interesting and worthy output by this small, Philadelphia band. 3+ stars.

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 New I Fealing by MAKE A RISING album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2011
3.67 | 6 ratings

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New I Fealing
Make A Rising RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by TheGazzardian
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4 stars New I Fealing is the oddly titled name of the free three track EP by American avant-prog band, Make a Rising, that is going to have you itching to hear more of what this band has to offer.

I've been aware of the band for some time, but what's more easy to acquire than a free download, and less demanding of your time than three tracks? Suffice it to say that there wasn't much thought between when I found out this album existed and when its sweet sounds started to enter my brain. It did take a while before the music really started to penetrate - there's a lot of odd stuff going on in here, including: vocals that combine male and female vocals into really dreamy soundscapes, loosely formed instrumental sections that could also be described as dreamy soundscapes, odd rhythms, lots of starts and stops, and underneath it all, a lot of lovely, hidden melodies.

Second track Flux Dogs is the least composed-sounding of all the tracks, being dominated by a long instrumental section in the middle, that makes me think of Moonchild but less likely to just be pointless noddling than difficult to understand. Regardless, it's the first track (Don't Don't Don't) and the last track that really have me excited for this band. Don't Don't Don't features great vocal interplay, and a catchy chorus. But Nommo Days quickly became my favorite, due to the combination of the slower instrumental sections and the vocals after the halfway point, which may be one of the oddest, most unexpectedly beautiful moments in music I've heard in a long time.

Definitely worth your time.

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 New I Fealing by MAKE A RISING album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2011
3.67 | 6 ratings

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New I Fealing
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Review by memowakeman
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3 stars Free avant-garde stuff!

My knowledge regarding this US band is limited, I actually didn't know about them until someone posted that this EP was free-to-download from their website, so I went there and of course, took advantage of the internet facility. It is always helpful for a band to share music this via, I believe they can reach a higher amount of listeners and of course get new followers.

This EP entitled "New I Fealing" consists of three tracks of avant-garde music that will attract any RIO fan. Three songs may not be enough to introduce a band, but after giving this EP some spins I am really interested in their music, and would be nice to get their previous works (two studio albums, if I am not wrong) it will be worth it, I am sure.

So, this is a glimpse of what this band is capable of. It starts with "Don't Don't Don't", a piano and vocals appear first, then some instruments join and play for a minute. Suddenly it stops, some seconds of silence and then those vocals (both male and female) and the piano return, so the song re-starts. After two minutes and a half it changes its direction, a trumpet enters and the avant-garde music (reminding me a bit to Meredith Monk) is more evident. The last minute is great, the guitar and bass sound pretty cool, and the vocal work amazing.

"Flux Dogs" starts faster and complex. The game that the voices play is crucial to the appreciation of the music. I really like them, they remind me to some acts such as Key Rhone, or Cheer-Accident, for instance. The changes in time and tempo help creating images and atmospheres that the listener will love. There is a moment of stillness where only some noises appear, giving us a saucerful of elements that can be better appreciated with good headphones. After four minutes the tension increases, so the music sounds louder, but later the keyboards make a gentle sound which is completed by the other instruments, and later by vocals.

The third is the longest track, entitled "Nommo Days" starts with a chaos, the first time I listened to it I imagined people fleeing from someone, but a couple of times later I thought about people drunk and happy in a traditional party. Then the music truly starts and gently vocals enter accompanying this sometimes-charming-sound that later turns intriguing and mysterious. After two minutes and a half it changes, slows down, trumpets, flute and violin appears while drums and bass sound as background, there is a beautiful passage where xylophone (I believe) enters and creates a warm and cute atmosphere, which was not enough, so now the harp enters as well and add its grain of sand, making a colorful and rich piece of music.

Sometimes three tracks are enough to captivate you. Twenty minutes of this Make A Rising offering are really worth it, so go and download it. My final grade, three stars.

Enjoy it!

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 Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel by MAKE A RISING album cover Studio Album, 2008
4.11 | 9 ratings

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Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel
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Review by Sgt. Smiles

4 stars A mishmash musical experience not to be missed.

Ignoring familiar song structure, Make A Rising create an infectious sound that is impossible to pigeonhole. A list of what this music is not would be much shorter than a detailed description of the countless influences, instruments and ideas to be heard on their sophomore album. In fact, I probably can't say anything that previous reviewers haven't already stated about the general likability of this album, but I do feel it deserves more attention than it has received to date. I don't recall ever hearing an album (apart from their first) that was so diverse and challenging, yet rediculously fun and catchy. Trying to intelligently describe the music is a fruitless effort for a mind as tiny as mine so I'll throw out some simple adjectives: Fun. Whimsical. Trippy. Careless yet precise. Otherworldly. Nifty. Cheeky. Mesmerizing. Sublime. Unique. Charming.

I am indebted to PA for a few musical discoveries, Make A Rising being high on my list. RIO/Avant isn't my first prog love, or even in my typical top 5, but this band has dug deep into my cerebrum. What they have done is created a grouping of highly palatable melodies and grooves that could easily fit into any pop category while strongly stiff-arming the pop format. The individual songs are more like seperations in direction, if there ever was a destination in the first place. I dare you not to find this interesting.

Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel is about as bizarre as the album title would suggest, and without a doubt a splendid experience. Perhaps the albums finest quality is that it is thoroughly enjoyable whether you try to voyage deep into it's layers, or as simple background music. It does not grow stale. Despite being relatively unknown, I truly hope they find success and continue to grow not only for my own selfish desires, but because they deserve it, artistically speaking.

If you've ever enjoyed any music fitting any of the descriptions above, give Make A Rising a solid listen. The production is superb, and the hooks stay with you. I would compare it to a quirky and fantastic party that has no real theme.

4.3333repeating stars.

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 Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel by MAKE A RISING album cover Studio Album, 2008
4.11 | 9 ratings

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Review by Sinusoid
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4 stars Ever run into a band that you really couldn't describe musically? I have with this group. RIO seems to be the closest thing I can tie Make a Rising to; they really defy categorisation. INFINITE ELLIPSE AND HEAD WITH OPEN FONTANEL displays Make a Rising honing their style of music.

''Sneffels Yokul'' opens with a bang after an off-key acapella section. Probably one of the jumpiest tunes you'll find in the RIO corner, it quickly sweeps into an ever morphing track (slightly annoying) until it settles into quiet piano music for a few tracks. ''All One or None'' is a particularly moving track. ''Peaceful Paths'' is one of the upper highlights encompassing many facets of the bands sound before giving into a sea shanty in ''Bradford's Big Boatride''.

The second half kicks off with another highlight in ''Transmutation'', one of the louder and more embryonic pieces here. The next three tracks highlight the band's ability to create ethereal soundscapes and psychedelic backdrops before exploding into a big band excursion at the end of ''How's 'Bout a Love Supreme''. The two ''Woodsong'' pieces are more organic and sound like how they're named.

If you really want a unique listening experience, then lend your ears to Make a Rising; you'll find nothing else like it, and it's worth the investigation.

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 Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel by MAKE A RISING album cover Studio Album, 2008
4.11 | 9 ratings

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Infinite Ellipse And Head With Open Fontanel
Make A Rising RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by avestin
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4 stars Music that words can't describe

This is a sentence I come across often when listening, writing or talking about the bands and musicians I listen to. Not only is it hard (or almost impossible) to pinpoint then into specific genres (one will almost always not be enough) but to actually describe what they play is a daunting task for me. And this is before I said anything about it being good or bad. In this case, it's very good. It's even brilliant! This album has many of what I adore about music. It's refreshing, original, varied, interchanging, dynamic, explorative and experimental. It's all that, plus well played, well structured and appealing melodies. That's it, you can stop reading here and go listen to their music on their website and myspace and listen for yourselves. Or you can continue to read on if you want to know more.

But to come back to the issue, if there ever was a band I couldn't write easily about, describing their sound and style, Make A Rising would be it. A band that has come to create a sound of their own, which while making some references to other bands, is quite unique and very original in their approach and in their musical output. Filled with contrasts and twists, it is music that I love to listen to as it's filled with fun - not fun in the sense of goofy or humoristic music but fun in the sense that I feel uplifted listening to it. I am at a loss for words to describe their music; it is music to nicely fit under one tag, no style to apply to describe the myriad of sounds that appear in their albums. Make A Rising create not only a cross- genre approach, but also a great mixing of all of those into something that is rarely, if at all heard.

If asked what other bands come in mind when listening to them, again I find myself at odds; there are no immediate comparisons, but there are certain smaller pieces that I can find similarities to the likes of Time Of Orchis (vocals), Pochakaite Malko (use of folkish-elements and the building of an original and quirky style), Kayo Dot (the atmosphere on some of the songs), Cerebus Shoal (in the oddness and quirkiness of other songs) and even Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (some more theatrical side and also heavy riffing parts). There are other comparisons to be made, but the main point would be that all those references are for specific smaller parts in their music and when looking at it as a whole, they have a great sound of their own.

This being their second album, Make A Rising progresses on from their previous album both in production and in compositional style; the latter is built on what was done in the first album and going on from that point onwards. This album, much like the previous one is made up of songs which flow naturally one to the next, while each one has its own distinct identity. The style and rhythm varies between each song and also within the songs. Not only are those different styles mixing together wonderfully, but they're done very well. The variety also comes into play in the instrumentation that includes apart from the usual rock repertoire, piano, accordion, saxflute, trumpet, cello, marimba, flute, clarinet and violin. This is well heard in the special theatrical and, for lack of a better word, ethnic sound. There are songs, like "Woodsong Pt. 1", that have the classical instruments playing alone, adding another great facet to their sound repertoire. The continuation of this track in "Bradford's Big Boatride" is even better as they electrify the previous part, achieving what is to me their best song here; here they create what is a fascinating and excellent mix of most of the sounds appearing on their album, vocals harmonies, great guitar riffing, classical instruments giving their emphasis, brilliant and catchy chorus, fantastic composition overall combining the best of all they do throughout the album. There is so much going on this a bit longer than 4 minute song that it's such a joy to listen to. They could practically build a small concept on those 4 minutes alone.

What I particularly like is the contradiction they create with their heavy and complex parts and the quieter parts. It is less used here than their previous album. Their use of the classical instruments in both placements and making them suited to those is also very well done. Listen to how the violin is used in both settings. I also am in love with the complex and abrupt changes of rhythm and style, combining them effortlessly. This album also sees them showing their noise-making and improvisation skills ("How's 'bout A Love Supreme"), very well done, and I think they should expand on that as well in the future releases.

The band here shows how skilled they are, and how varied are their influences. They also show that they know how to take a previous achievement (their first release) and improve on it. I have great expectations from their next release based on this.

I feel I haven't done justice to this wonderful album in my review. If at all I feel I've diminished their achievement with my mumblings. This is a fabulous album, one that is already on the top of my favourite albums for this year and is quickly becoming a personal favourite, regardless f year.

More than just 4 stars.

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