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Kayo Dot



3.77 | 198 ratings

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4 stars Kayo Dot - 'Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue' 4 stars

This is one of those albums that you hear many times, yet still cannot give it a rating, more or less even a solid opinion. I first saw this as a harsh album then later caught some of the beauty in this and even hearing some early 70's era Crimson with the strings.

The album starts out just as frantic and eerie as the opener on the debut 'Choirs of the Eye' and is once again my least favorite because of the stellar tracks following it. There are plenty of clean jazz sections on the second and third tracks, with plenty of beautiful uplifting strings to accompany the pieces. Some of my personal hotspots on the album are the excellent melodies on 'Immortelle and Paper Caravelle' along with some really catchy lyrics. 'Aura on an Asylum Wall' has one of the best endings to any song, with a full-blown jazz first half, followed by an intense build-up that reminds me of King Crimson's 'Starless'.

One of the few weak-spots for me was the opener that was a little too similar to the last album and actually the BEGINNING of '___ On Limpid Form'; I find the ending to that song to be pretty hectic in a good way. This album ends very well with 'Amaranth the Peddler'; Toby's vocals are extremely hypnotic on this one which was great.

The growth factor really makes this album worthwhile.

ProgBagel | 4/5 |


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