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Ooooh, yeah, mathrock and metal and psyche and jazz fans unite! This groovin’ Finnish metal band from the early 2000′s brings us their first and only release from 2006. Sam Harju on vocals and bass, Erno Taipale and Matti Minkkinen on guitars, and Marko Syvanen on drums, accompanied by mystery musicians on screeching saxophone , glittery violin, and mournful piano. It could be one of the other musicians dubbed over the original recordings, but who knows?
What we get though, are these super groovy, head banging, jams in 4/4, 5, 9, and a waltzy 3. The first track is an epic 11 and a half minutes worth of the shit, which is a great introduction to the whole album, taking you through the genres a little bit, rather than jumbling them all together. Second track starts off all waltzy, and keeps the three time throughout, but again, mixing slow metal jams and violin. Third track is short and sweet, solemn, almost mournful, introduces the piano for the first time. Fourth track is kind of twisted circus jazz, more on the psyche edge, with what sounds like english lyrics at times.
PGM: After the fourth track, there’s almost 2 minutes of silence, and a hidden track at the 7:30 mark thats these weird electronic space warbles and clouds of static until a jam starts softly in the background, coming in louder and dying back down. Great fucking album, pop it in and enjoy the trip…
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