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3.72 | 76 ratings

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3 stars Well i can definitely understand the people giving this album 5 stars and i can understand the people giving this only 2 stars. I gues i'm kind of caught in the middle here. from one point of view this is totally progressive music, experimental, new and the playing is phenomenal. But from another point of view the music is not memorable and kind of goes above my head. Ahvak music can be classified as free modern avant-garde jazz music, chamber that falls perfectly under the big wings of RIO. This reminds me a lot of Univers Zero and Present. RIO fanatics and people who likes the one extreme end of prog rock should grab this and cherish it forever, there is so much to discover it never ends. The music is so well played too, i especially like the bass, so eclectic and does have a great sound. Drums by the master Dave Kerman are simply amazing complex wild stuff. The songs seem to have no main theme or idea, they just evolve from one minute to the other leaving you with no memory of what just happend now. You can never really guess where they are going to go next. It's hard for me to really enjoy this since this is all to abstract for my taste, i can never say the music is bad or unchallenging because of course it's always nice to hear some top notch playing but swallowing everything is a bit too much for me. Overall good music, very challenging, amazing musicians and a must have for the RIO fans or the bands i mentioned before.

Although this isn't my cup of tea i would like to see more of that coming from my country israel, which are definitely short of that kind of music.

Sagichim | 3/5 |


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