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Her style is dark, sparse and ethereal. This is quite apparent in this track, which originally came from her album 'Stand with the Stillness of this Day', however, this is a very stripped-down version of that song. The song is a slow moving, quiet track made up of her pensive electric guitar and her vocals. The track goes through a variety of harsh sounds, styles and rhythm, but overall it is quite dark and noisy, and has a crazy ending. Starting off with a screeching guitar drone, drums come in establishing a rhythm while the feedback heavy guitar plays a harsh melody that emerges from the feedback.
Yes, the track is noisy, yet it Cloned - Body Bag - Four Song Sampler quite an interesting study in melodic noise and distortion, not really annoying, somewhat avant-garde and metallic. The band is an experimental duo that uses heavy percussion and often self-made instruments. The music again is quite noisy and harsh, with layers of noisy percussion with a moderately fast beat and screaming drones to give a very industrial post rock sound.
The duo has worked with the band 'Sackville' and 'Silver Mt. The lyrics are in Yiddish and is a moderately slow, acoustic piece, that has a nice lush sound later when wind instruments are added. The Something To Crave (Version) - Steward - Bang!
There Goes My Youth comes from their album 'Ver Tanzt? Sackville is now a mostly defunct band as the members have gone on to work with other bands, mostly from the same label. The music was said to be a mix of country and rock, but it is more of a folk style than country. This track was previously unreleased in any form. The music is acoustic, the vocals are quite bassy, a lot like the vocals of 'The Magnetic Fields' lead singer Stephin Merritt.
Zion' is a previously unreleased track taken from the sessions from the Just Like Nothing On Earth - The Stranglers - Apollo Rusted Satellites' album. The track builds as a layered drone increases in volume and strength, and then a percussive beat underlies the drone and various instruments screech and squeal from the drone. Violin and guitar emerge from the din of the drone, but create Estranha Forma De Vida - Carlos Do Carmo - Loucura dissonant texture with the repeating percussion and bass line.
It's all very noisy, as this was their style during these sessions. It is easy to see why this track was left off of those sessions however, as it never really develops past that thick wall of noise. This is definitely their loudest track I've heard Spirits Lament - Michael Flatley - Feet Of Flames (DVD) them.
The music is a dark, yet somewhat acoustic affair with light percussion, guitar and vocals. The band is known as the first band to record on the Constellation label and was a critically acclaimed band, though they have now disbanded. Again ' by 'Polmo Polpo' is Hckhh Blues - CreamGinger Baker, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton - At Their Best Heavy Cream Eric Clapto track built up of recordings from the sessions that produced their album 'Like Hearts Swelling'.
The Polmo Polpo project is actually a one person project from Sandro Perri who has a very intriguing style of post-rock instrumentalism that utilizes electronics and folk instrumentation. This track is a nice, moderate track that is quite melodic, and it utilizes some interesting electronic effects to create a smooth sounding track which even has some whistling thrown in there.
This music has a very organic sound with a lot of percussion, effects and an interesting sounding instrument playing sustained notes that ring out quite nicely.
Even though they use electronics quite a lot, they sound very organic. It consists of a repeating synth and percussion loop with layers of airy noise and guitar with added vocal effects thrown in. It's not their best track as it is quite repetitive, but then it is mostly just improvised effects over a loop sequence. The project is the moniker for the solo work of artist Aidan Girt, who is a drummer that has worked with Crown Of Asteria - Through The Birch And Beyond The Lakes BE and Exhaust.
The track is a combination of a noise, rave-style music Cloned - Body Bag - Four Song Sampler spoken word vocals. The track is repetitive and way too long.
This one is a bit avant-garde sounding with gruff vocals and an off-beat loop. The melody is interesting enough, and so is some of the string instrumentation, but it doesn't necessarily match the loop very well.
It's okay, but a little strange in sections. The last track is 'Outro' from 'Godspeed You! Black Emperor'. This track is a previously unreleased live performance of a concert finale in France recorded on May 14, It starts out with simple chimes playing a melody softly.
A violin and cello soon join in shadowing the melody. The track continues to work off of the post rock formula of development through a long crescendo, adding other instruments and building intensity as it goes on. The sound is a bit low-fi in quality, but the music itself is quite good, and the quality seems to improve as it goes on, so it is part of the music itself. As is typical with GY! BE, the music is emotional and beautiful. This is really a decent compilation, and the tracks on it are mostly now unavailable anywhere else.
It is a good sample of some of the very innovative and talented artists on the label, many of whom are not around anymore. There are a few weak spots on the album however. The biggest disappointment is the contribution of A Silver Mt. Zion as they are one of my favorite post rock bands, but the track here is way too noisy and far from their best efforts.
There are a few others that are too repetitive, such as the Fly Pan Am track and the 1-Speed Bike track. However, overall, it is a great compilation with a lot of variety that ranges from the minimal to the extremely noisy, yet quality runs through the musicianship here.
Though the tracks are not always the best of some of the bands and not always representative, the entire collection makes quite a cohesive statement in the end. This is definitely a good find if you can locate it, or still order it, as I did several years ago when I started first discovering some of the bands on the collection.
In the Italian prog rock label Kaliphonia released this interesting compilation album featuring many lesser known and unknown Italian prog bands and artists, along Collage from Poland. Fancy Fluid delivers Neo-prog with fiery guitar, modern sounding keyboards and some nice musical ideas in the varied Nuove Effemeridi.
Consorzio Acqua Potabile CAP surprises with a wonderful intro on piano, warm vocals and sensitive guitar work with a lot of tension in Cavaliere Mascherato. Combat by Marcello Capra contains beautiful interplay between acoustic and electric guitar.
Deux Ex Machina delivers complexity and bombastic atmospheres with Jean Luc Ponty inspired violin Cloned - Body Bag - Four Song Sampler in the jazz-rock orientated Luna. In Jakazan by duo Clarion including ex-Zauber member Paolo Clari we hear warm flute play like Cloned - Body Bag - Four Song Sampler Hackett, but also a pretty irritating drum sound.
My highlight is Prologo by New Credo with Steve Hackett-like guitar, fluent keyboards and many shifting moods. We hear pleasant guitar play in Happiness by the five-piece formation H2O. Polish formation Collage with Midnight Flyer also on the Collage compliation Changes from delivers a blend of pop and prog, very accessible with good vocals and pleasant keyboards. Incentive from Ars Antiqua has a dreamy atmosphere with soaring keyboards and some fiery guitar runs.
Only the keyboards and the final part with howling electric guitar can please my ears. My rating 3,5 star. Review by Matti Prog Reviewer. One is a good example of the band's symphonic style, featuring very nice keyboard parts. Hmm, not a wise idea, the result is such a mess. Very nice, and the question of how 'prog' it is, seems irrelevant.
Kaipa makes modern symphonic prog that's often too bombastic for my taste, and this one's no exception. The male vocals are unpleasant. The arrangement has nice acoustic elements but the sad song itself is a bit boring.
I suppose it's the opening part of the nearmin. Well, seems every other modern prog band sounds like this, and the vocalist is mediocre. Furthermore the album wasn't fresh at the time anymore. This sampler contains some usual good stuff from the Cloned - Body Bag - Four Song Sampler big names, and tasters from acts less familiar Mi Oracion Azul - Trio Cristal - Recuerdos Del Paraguay (4-Track Cartridge, Album) me, of which only Rob Gould enters my check-out-some-more -list.
Not many delightful new names, nor is Cloned - Body Bag - Four Song Sampler diversity of modern prog very widely represented here, or maybe the year wasn't that great? I think two stars is enough. Powerful, slightly dystopic feel especially for the partly distorted vocals which I don't like that much. A bit monotonic song but with good sounds. Crossover-proggers KOYO and their eponymous album Cloned - Body Bag - Four Song Sampler been reviewed here yet, but not-so-progressive rock piece 'Now I Understand' doesn't get me interested either.
Soft, orchestral sound is nice. Well done, but not much of originality. This softly meandering track is not very far from the more recent Marillion, but is for the most part slightly boring. No great band discoveries this time, so two stars it will be again. Given that we're celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Yes this issue, we thought it'd be a timely reminder of Banks' talent The rest of the artists are mostly cases of "never heard" for me. A bit like Mostly Autumn. Sylvan I naturally know from Hackett's Genesis Revisited, but this vocal oriented and poppy collaborative track doesn't sound much prog to me.
This sampler is rather uneven, and funnily it contains pairs or threes that sound quite alike. But not a bad way of getting the first taste of several new bands. As always with GoD releases, the leaflet Cloned - Body Bag - Four Song Sampler packed up with information both in German and in English in a very user-friendly fashion.
I'm naturally basing my review on those band introductions. Here's a track from their intended second album that remained unpublished for nearly four decades. It's energetic, jazzy prog-rock starring Hammond and electric guitar.
XHOL played psychedelic jazz-rock. The GoD release represented here with a frenzy minute instrumental is a live album "Essen ".
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