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Arms Of Tripoli


Post Rock/Math rock

4.00 | 2 ratings

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4 stars They are making a mystery from their history. Whatever, ARMS OF TRIPOLI are clearly rooted in Post Rock, that's for sure. Though actually coming from the more charming melodic, yeah, even melancholic side of this genre. The quartet is based out of the Los Angeles area, and they already have had produced some albums in the past, all released on the Fluttery Records label. This is their newest from 2020, which immediately started a fire and went on my attention list when getting in touch. 'One Way Plastic' consists of five tracks with a total length of 33 minutes. EP or full-fledged album? What's correct in the end? Less is more, one may say, simple truth often enough. Anyway, what you will get emerges to a winner.

Post rock comes guitar driven by nature, that means a standard rock fare, including bass and drums of course. Some rare vibraphone and keyboard impressions are delivered anyhow. No pseudo recreations here! Carving out a niche concerning this genre they are offering well-elaborated instrumental music, an almost perfect ambiance to the prog community. They are definitely skillful in playing with tension and atmosphere. The compositions are convincing me all over. She's Onion shows a proper groove, very sensitive flow on Nude Hawaii. Amazing, a completely rounded album, with the final Lander seeing them on the creative peak, eh ... at least when it comes to this album.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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