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Red Sparowes


Post Rock/Math rock

3.82 | 99 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars Another group from the Bay Area, jumping on the train started by crosstown rivals Tarentel, Red Sparowes cannot escape the now-usual clichés that their forerunners had managed to avoid. Indeed, yet another band that can't resist the GYBE!/DSTM bandwagon and its mysterious soundscape. The weird thing is that those groups don't seem to bother that the horse's corpse they are flogging has been dead for a while and starts stinking like carrion. All cloning consideration aside, RS is hardly a bad band, quite the contrary, but they do seem to lack any kind of inventivity and their all-too-obvious inspirations, might hint at a lack of real personality.

Your typical GYBE!-inflicted disc, with lenghty instrumental tracks repetitive drawn-out, doomy, sombre but sober post rock where the guitars are as usual taking the lion's share of the limelight. You'll find every single cliché of a good post rock that the usual fans enjoy. And let's face it, there are no reasons that postheads should not appreciate it to the fullest. For the more casual listener, I doubt that this will be any essential and even no more than just filling the empty spaces in your shelves.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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