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Post Rock/Math rock

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4 stars Mysterious but delightful mixture of guitars and drums. My first experience of FLORAL is very impressive and pleasant. I've heard a Californian math rock duo FLORAL had created, recorded, and produced material for this debut full-length eponymous album, that should be such a fantastic opus due to their hard work and strong intention. Their formation consists only of guitars and drums, no bass nor keyboards ... very simple but incredibly energetic math-y world can be launched. On top of that, every single track is short but full of up-tempo, vivacious, ultra-highly spirited sound remarks.

From the beginning, we can be relaxed by acoustic humanity in the first tip "2015" but their fascinating delight is beyond relaxation. "The Good Song" is a killer one, where the sensitive rhythm produced by Nate's guitar is pretty comfortable. And how intriguing Ty's jaunty but powerful, strict drumming is. In "Maybe Not One Day" crazy, desert-y, but smooth, delicate twin guitars-based sound texture should be just like velvet. Their guitar plays are quite complicated and dramatic but the melting, bubbling melody lines are decent and natural. Wondering why they sound so silky regardless of quirkiness. "Ebullient" has diverse, colourful rhythmic bases plus dogmatic paradoxical guitar experiments. It's understandable we can accept such an excessive movement. Across the dreamy, promising universe "2021", a cool, alternative rock-flavoured "This Year" knocks us down. Under the pandemic circumstance, they and we should get over this tough situation. Yes we will definitely have a great time in near future ... they say via this creation. In "80%" repetitive momentary phrases absorb us over and over. They bring only 80% ability into this track I imagine? And "Saturday Night" is a wonderful night. Currently we should stay home on Saturday night (and other nights too) but just like this song we can get more and more active anytime soon ... chasing a dream with them.

It's a slight pity similar crispy-tasted songs appear one after another all over the album but also a good call for us to get immersed in their ultimate tension for a short while. Recommended.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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