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3 stars With "Abandonship," Dave KERMAN continues the 5 UU's concept as an almost solo adventure. Again this time, Dave writes all the cuts for the album and plays most of the instruments, being accompanied only by Deborah PERRY (singer of THINKING PLAGUE), Aviv BARAK (hand percussions) and Udi KOOMRAN (sound engineer). The music (?) On this album is as challenging as on "Regarding Purgatories," and it maintains the hallmark of 5 UU's: compositions firmly grounded in complex rhythmic structures, which are KERMAN's fascination. The melodies are even more dissonant and experimental than on previous albums; somehow they could be used as a reference to define today's avant-garde sound. Some compositions, such as 'Couple # 3 Is a Solo', 'Noah's Flame,' and 'Belly-Up' are fascinating examples of contemporary progressive. Those who already know the work of 5 UU's and listen to this album for the first time, maybe they will feel a little disappointed: KERMAN's music is becoming more abstract, less melodic and more inaccessible with each new album, but it indeed remains as one of the most original proposals within the current 'post-progressive'. - Martín HERNÁNDEZ
mhernand3 | 3/5 |


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