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3 stars T H E is an album of the Japanese math-rock band "Tricot", is the first album that I listen to theirs and overall is a good debut.

The general sonority of the band is the common math rock that someone who knows the genre is familiar with, weird time signatures delivered in an energetic and "punk-ish" way, the thing that is different about this band are that they are more oriented to pop-rock/j-pop and I think the compositions tend to be less daring than we normally see in the genre.

As usual of math-rock, the band members are highly skilled in their instruments and play the tracks in a very impressive way. The problem that could be perceived listening to the album is that doesn't take much to starts sound formulaic and "simple", don't get me wrong, as I said everything is played in a very technical way but the compositions don't have the feeling that is trying to innovate, it sounds much common to math-rock and the band is playing in a very "safe-zone".

The songs have vocals in Japanese and are very good, the tracks are sung in a "pop" manner, sometimes the singing goes pretty high and the track receives a very dramatic aspect.

This is a very solid album, none of the songs are bad but most of them are not exceptional, it accomplishes the goal of a debut album that is to establish the band's identity and made me interested in their next works. It could sound too simple for those who like more "avant-garde" things but if you are familiar with math-rock and want something that just sounds cool and will entertain you for the next 48 minutes, I recommend this record. 3 Stars.

koresea | 3/5 |


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