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Hibernal - Replacements CD (album) cover




Post Rock/Math rock

3.90 | 115 ratings

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3 stars As post rock/math rock is something new to me I fell into this music with a lot of prejudicies. I thought it to be no content, just feeling. Well, I was wrong. Hibernal is the name of Mark Healy, an Australian musician from Brisbane who made his second effort with "Replacements". Last year came "The Machine". If you look at his discography you see that he also released this record instrumental. That hasn't got as high ratings as this and that indicates that the history here told is important for us listeners.

Bass is played by Rowan Salt and all the other instruments by Mark Healy which also has written the manus of the story. The cover show a rainy big city and a girl looking carefully back seams taken from the future. The record discusses if people could be replaced by similar beings, creatures that look and act exactly like humans. I guy goes around and meets a girl he thinks is a replacement and the history turns into a thrilling and philosophic mystery. The though of human robots have been discussed in my country and a television series: "Äkta människor"(Real people) has been made in two rounds. The music of this record makes the story even deeper. An atmospheric guitar that lies in the background and grieves is among the best things here but the whole instrumentation is good. I enjoyed hearing it and has got a new respect for the whole genre. Yet must I say the relevance for this music depends a lot of the telled story and without that the record should be too long and humdrum and not for me to embrace. Not it has it's charm and I will give it three stars! The best track is "Fragments of the Past"(7/10) but there are some places that have the similar feelings too.

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |


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