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SING TO GOD

Cardiacs

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.27 | 297 ratings

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Uncle
5 stars Some time ago I found a shining jewel while through random pieces on main page of progarchives. It's name is 'Fiery Gun Hand' by Cardiacs. My life changed dramatically - that day Cardiacs kicked off it's predecessor from pedestal of 'my personal most stunning music experience ever'.

Do I know words celestial enough to describe feelings that rage/swirl/'sing-to-god' inside of me while listening to this record? I doubt. But I will get to the point - describing the music itself (well, if it is possible at all).

Music is one of it's kind - even though it seems so similar to what we have already heard - it is still so different and new it needs powerful adjectives. Eerie? At least. The band plays like they would like to forget about ways of playing established before them (check 'Fiery Gun Hand' guitar solo!) and develop a new standard. While listener recognises bass, drums, keyboard, guitar sounds he is still confused by how do they sound. He gets an ordered chaos he is not ready for. So he listens to the record again. And again. And again. And then he falls to his knees and sings to God - to express his thanks for a crumb of heaven he got.

Conclusion - you have never listened to music like this before. I encourage you to check if I am right without hesitation.

I find both CD's equally stunning and unearthly. Of course there are weaker moments - but only because there are terrific highlights! Aformentioned 'Fiery Gun Hand', 'Dirty Boy', 'Bell Stinks/Bell Clinks', 'Fairy Mary Mag' - these are peaks of perfection. Outstanding. Those compositions fill me with energy, thrill and will to change the world. And for the beginning I will make more people listen to Cardiacs!

Uncle | 5/5 |

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