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Kayo Dot



4.24 | 379 ratings

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3 stars

This is a very good example of an abstract experimental/post-rock music and maybe some progressive metal influences sometime. For sure they cannot be blame of copying some other bands because their sound is very original and transcendent. However I would like to point out King Crimson as their main influence especially when talking about the way they approach the composition style. The music is very weird, strange and dark but also atmospheric or jazzy. I'm not really sure that this album should be considered as progressive metal. I think the music from this album is more or on experimental/post-rock genre mostly. They recorded this one under Tzadik label which produces more experimental and avant-garde bands/artists.

This is that kind of music which needs attention and maybe several spins to get into it. Four out of five songs are longer than 10 minutes and two of them are even longer than 14 minutes. I cannot mention one good song or a bad one because when talking about this kind of music is really hard to think and split the album in songs in a traditional way. The focus is more on instrumental part and less on the classical album structure I would say. Maybe the length of the songs is a little bit too long if I'm thinking about the amount of musical information transferred.

I don't think that this one will be easily swallowed by everybody but fans of experimental genre will be delighted almost sure. Let's say 3.5 stars but think about 4 if you like the above mentioned musical genre.

petrica | 3/5 |


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