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4.12 | 85 ratings

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5 stars A good start for beginners!

This one is the only album i'm familiar with well from 5uu's , i think it's the first proper RIO album i heard by any band , and it is one of the easiest albums in this genre to get started with. still if you are not a beginner in avant /rio music and you are not familiar with it , you are missing on a lot. the first time i heard it i didn't know exactly what to make of this , it doesn't have that warm sound of 70's prog , but still doesn't have any cheesy sounds of modern prog . but after a couple of listens it was revealed and i understood how progy it really is , what a special , exciting new look on music it is. as weird and unconventional as it may sound sometimes , in the same time it is really a normal prog rock album. music is carefully done , a lot of layers are used and so many details are inside incorporating guitar distorted lines , strings , vocals and more. it's not in your face so it will take a few spins to fully notice . but it's not all the time like that , you can have simpler parts too. music is really varied and doesn't feel like going the same road all the time. synths are changing , guitars are used in a very good taste , some string instruments also used top that with a great deep bass. what a wonderful sound!!

Getting started quite weird , the first 3 minutes on the album takes you on a great ride letting you inside the bands journey , totally progressive music with great breaks and a change of sound which is pretty neat , check out that bass coming in at 2:08 and changing the music with that great driving sound , violins are used too , giving it a very weird symphonic touch , some "normal" like parts with vocals fused with disturbing atmosphere , this track has it all and pretty much single handedly defines what it's all about.

What i also like is the fact that the music is juggling between dissonant and more melodic parts in the same song and some times few times in the same song. drums by mr. kerman is really unconventional to say the least and he really flows with the music having some weird signature times and have a lot of room to develop even when songs are constantly changing and are not long at all. he is a real master and should be known widely.

Highlights for me are : well...not chickeshit , roan, opportunity bangs , but of course everything is great , i also like " the shears" which is a weird a cappella with someone taking a hair cut in the back...funny stuff.

I struggled my self with the rating between 4 or 5 stars , but after hearing it again and writing my review , i'll give it a 4.5 stars rounded up because of their success bringing the RIO genre to the front and making it accessible and so much fun.

In conclusion the music presented is totally progressive , innovative , rocks , weird , experimental and professional. you get the feeling that it is like a big puzzle with all kinds of different shape parts and different colours which can not be put together , but after you listen carefuly and see the band build that puzzle , you can watch the big picture and realize what it is. it's a picture you won't see every day and it's beautiful!!

Sagichim | 5/5 |


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