Monthly Recommendations: July 2017

The trio’s music is really impressive! The first disc is often reminiscent of German favourites Ikarus – minus the scat –, with their entrancing odd rhythmics and polytonal melodies. Truly, a chef-d’œuvre of modern jazz composition and interpretation. On the second, slightly shorter side, a new world opens up and it sounds like an entirely different band playing, which is at the same time enthralling and disorienting. You’ll quickly get along to the idea, considering just how interesting this part also is.

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At over an hour and a half long, the musical side of Yellow Fog Sword goes to many grounds in order to accurately reflect the story on which it is based. Through what could best be called experimental folk, Lost Salt Blood Purges and Boring Bathtimes made an important work that should stir and make waves into the people who dare bathe into it. While the music holds some clues, the experience is truly incomplete without having read the amazing short story for which it was meant.

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The album as a whole is extremely jarring, perhaps less so than Perdurance, but more ambivalent than Ship of Theseus, which started off this trilogy. Oviri is another brick in the landmark works of Jute Gyte for metal and music as a whole.

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The New Yorker instrumental quartet delivers here some of the finest experimental math rock jams, and I’d put them in the same basket as Yowie and Doom Salad, for that matter. At just over forty-five minutes, Time Is Over is an essential album for any fan of odd rock music.

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On August 1 2017, this entry was posted.
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