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Post Rock/Math rock

4.02 | 30 ratings

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4 stars Maserati might be the post-rock band for those that don't particularly like post rock. Much of Maserati's broader appeal comes from the fact that they feature a much stronger and more upbeat rhythm section than your average post- rock band. Also, the guys in Maserati write really great melodies and arrangements for their thick textured psychedelic guitar sound. It also helps that their pacing is not quite as excruciatingly slow as other bands in their genre.

Although post-rock is a relatively new genre I can still hear a lot of rock music history in Maserati's music. Eno seems to be a big influence, as well as some people Eno worked with, especially Phil Manzenera and David Byrne. Some Maserati song sections are a dead ringer for late 70s Talking Heads with their interlocking minamalistic guitar riffs that become more hypnotic as they are fed through echo effects. Also there are some similarities to Steve Hillage's guitar driven techno rock in System 7, and Bill Laswell and Nicky Skopeletis' rock/world beat recordings in the late 80s and 90s. The Laswell similarity is due to Maserati's deep dub like bass sound which helps give the band more sonic power. In fact the deep bass and minamalist guitars also recall early PIL, but with way better production and no 'rotten' vocals.

Poised to be more than just post-rock, Maserati stands above the crowd and delivers very moving and emotional songs with the power of a heavy rock band and the deep sound of a psychedelic dub mix.

Easy Money | 4/5 |


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