Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Make A Rising - New I Fealing CD (album) cover


Make A Rising



3.71 | 10 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
4 stars New I Fealing is the oddly titled name of the free three track EP by American avant-prog band, Make a Rising, that is going to have you itching to hear more of what this band has to offer.

I've been aware of the band for some time, but what's more easy to acquire than a free download, and less demanding of your time than three tracks? Suffice it to say that there wasn't much thought between when I found out this album existed and when its sweet sounds started to enter my brain. It did take a while before the music really started to penetrate - there's a lot of odd stuff going on in here, including: vocals that combine male and female vocals into really dreamy soundscapes, loosely formed instrumental sections that could also be described as dreamy soundscapes, odd rhythms, lots of starts and stops, and underneath it all, a lot of lovely, hidden melodies.

Second track Flux Dogs is the least composed-sounding of all the tracks, being dominated by a long instrumental section in the middle, that makes me think of Moonchild but less likely to just be pointless noddling than difficult to understand. Regardless, it's the first track (Don't Don't Don't) and the last track that really have me excited for this band. Don't Don't Don't features great vocal interplay, and a catchy chorus. But Nommo Days quickly became my favorite, due to the combination of the slower instrumental sections and the vocals after the halfway point, which may be one of the oddest, most unexpectedly beautiful moments in music I've heard in a long time.

Definitely worth your time.

TheGazzardian | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this MAKE A RISING review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives