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4.30 | 288 ratings

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5 stars The best entry album for new listeners. You may need a strong stomach to fully appreciate the genius of the Cardiacs high-octane brainscrew psychosis, but the rewards are enormous. Perhaps best described as Gentle Giant meets The Clash, or Genesis meets Primus, Cardiacs are characterised by fearsomely complex timeshifts, structurally dense compositions, more chords per second than a runaway pianola and a post-punk sensibility that truly revitalised and reworked prog techniques into something gloriously relevant and life-affirming to those who knew of this cult band in the otherwise dismally starved 1980's. You will love it or hate it - there are no half-measures. But before deciding, hear this album through at least three times. You will find painfully aching mellotron melodies lurking in The Whole World Window and Is This the Life, technoflash guitar and percussion duelling in R.E.S. and In a City Lining. If you get the bug, then move on to Songs for Ships and Irons, On Land and in the Sea, All That Glitters is a Mare's Nest (video if possible) and when fully convesant in Cardiacs lore and logic, Sing to God Pts 1 & 2 and Guns. This band is still active and perform live on and off in London. Go and join the mailing list now and blow your minds!
Moribund | 5/5 |


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