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VOLUME ONE

Perhaps

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.96 | 108 ratings

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jdreyes8813
4 stars To pass up this record would be musical sacrilege. By minute two of this 40-minute masterpiece, a listener will find him or herself at the mercy of chief songwriter, Jim Haney, wandering through a world of melodic bass, technical guitar patterns, and swirling soundscapes. Volume I dares an audience to embark on a challenging journey, teetering on the brink of rock insanity and straddling the stylistic boundaries of three-piece music like a psychedelic Cirque du Soleil balancing act. This single-track album, however, does not leave a casual listener bewildered by the complex musical architecture. On the contrary, Perhaps utilizes memorable motifs, solid riffs, and the funkiest of bass lines to draw a listener in for more. As the band continues its descent into the experimental ether, guest musicians make their way to the sonic stage. The scene shifts to a deep, trance-like floatation through a carefully charted space of effects laden low-end and schizophrenic horn musings. After rising to an explosive climax of guitar-driven rock and roll, the trio moves their audience into the grand finale of Volume I. The final movement of the record begins with a beautifully intimate bass progression paired with an atmospheric, dream-like guitar accompaniment. As the strings begin to swell, the group demonstrates an intense musical power that carries their audience effortlessly through the final moments of the album. After hearing Perhaps: Volume I, a listener will surely anticipate the upcoming releases and tour dates the group has planned for 2013.
jdreyes8813 | 4/5 |

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