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Tuna Laguna


Post Rock/Math rock

3.09 | 13 ratings

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4 stars Post rockers playing space rock?

Yep, I think that might suit the bill just fine. I'm not sure where to start, so let's force it: loops, loops, guitars, weird sounds, okay it's getting nowhere but I least I had a picture.

This thingie contains a solid amounts of analog keyboards (electric pianos and some mellow synths) but not sounding too vintage (except maybe in Drink What I Drink which is obviously influenced by WEATHER REPORT - thumbs up for that!). Apart from vintage keys, there's a huge amount of loops scattered all over the place, and they work fine: sometimes as bizarre and messy pattern slowly repeating and modulating itself, sometimes more conventional-sounding (guitars are occasionally looped, providing staccato patterns, which works within the story just fine). Drums are - well - drums are not too original (I never heard more than decent drumming in post rock genre so far), but they're not annoying or anything. On a place or two those drums are modulated with a heavy phaser, or delay effect inclining towards resonance - a nice effect when blended with other instruments, the palette is very good. The same goes for guitars - heavily processed (in a good way) and filtered, a slight reminiscence of RADIOHEAD here and there.

There's more, but the words won't do justice. Not because this album is so terribly good (it is not, it's just good), it is so simply because other, more detailed explanation will sink into the tech stuff more than actual impression that music evokes in me. Speaking of that, I have no complains; melodies, harmonies...nothing groundbreaking but...well, if you love post-rock, just take of it what you like and apply it here. See? This record is to be recommended! And to experience it, you simply have to tape these few letters on your keyboard: . It's free, and it's not a throwaway material. It's not the best music in the world (not even the best post-rock I experienced) but, to put it simply get it. It contains basis that could explode in 10 000 possible directions. This band is lucky, now they need to be clever...and soon we might have 5 Close To The Edge albums from these guys.

This one so far is worth three and a h...oh, whatta hell. Four stars.

clarke2001 | 4/5 |


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