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North Atlantic Oscillation


Crossover Prog

3.62 | 62 ratings

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3 stars A strange, unique blend of indie electronics with art rock is what North Atlantic Oscillation provides us on their debut full-length album 'Grappling Hooks'. I've heard about this band after they did a remix of Steven Wilson's 'Postcard', and decided to check them out.

This record is full of electronic sounds which could sound a bit poppy in other people's hands, but very smart and witty production makes a worthy thing out of it all. The first thing I can compare with this album is "Kid A" by Radiohead: the whole approach to music seems to me a bit similar (and track 'Audioplastic' sometimes remided me of 'Idioteque').

North Atlantic Oscillation's music is not very hard to understand, though it's not as simple as you might think. Spacey keyboards, interesting rhythms (like in 'Some Blue Hive', which is one of highlights here), beautiful melodies, great atmosphere.

Definitely an album you should listen if you're a fan of Radiohead, alternative pop/rock or just lover of bizarre and beautiful art rock music.

ole-the-first | 3/5 |


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