Amplifier Free Song Download
2013-01-26 by Finbar | 25 Comments

Manchester-based prog outfit Amplfier have released the first track from their new album
Echo Street for free download on bandcamp.

Download Matmos here: http://kscope.bandcamp.com/track/matmos.

The new album is set for release on 11th March on Kscope records, home to Anathema and The
Pineapple Thief.


The tracklist is as follows:
1. Matmos
2. The Wheel
3. Extra Vehicular
4. Where the River Goes
5. Paris In The Spring
6. Between Today & Yesterday
7. Echo Street
8. Mary Rose


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PistolPete
January 26th 2013

3462 Comments


Really like this, it has that good old classic progressive rock feel like the old legendary songs of the 70s.

Digging: Jolly - The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 1)

Mad.
January 26th 2013

2933 Comments


They're really hyping this up as their best album yet... I can't wait.
I've already pre-ordered the limited edition boxset thing.

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2013

14508 Comments


sounds simpler and more melodic compared to what they've done before, not bad, sounds weird as an album opener tho

Digging: Atomic Ape - Swarm

Yazz_Flute
January 26th 2013

18735 Comments


Only album of theirs I've heard in full is The Octopus and it was kinda bad.

Digging: Anekdoten - Vemod

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2013

14508 Comments


octopus had filler but the good stuff on there was good

Mad.
January 26th 2013

2933 Comments


Agreed about the album opener. I'm not keen on the artwork either, it doesn't look refined enough to be Kscope, if ya know
what I mean..

PistolPete
January 26th 2013

3462 Comments


i thought octopus has an unexpectedly high % of good songs given just how many there are and how long each is, the band somehow kept it pretty fresh for most of the time (except that last little bit of Disc 2...bleh)

Yazz_Flute
January 26th 2013

18735 Comments


Thought this song was pretty enjoyable.

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2013

14508 Comments


yeh pwalcher, too few ideas stretched too thin, would have worked better as a single album, some great tracks tho among the overlong bits

Mad.
January 26th 2013

2933 Comments


What were the filler tracks? The Emperor I see but the rest of them are great, album's a solid 4.5 for me.

PistolPete
January 26th 2013

3462 Comments


yeah menawati, it was definitely way longer than it needed to be

Interstellar is I think my favorite song by them, man when that song really gets going, i'll be damned if that isn't some of the best rock i've ever heard

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2013

14508 Comments


Wasnt so much filler, just felt like some ideas went on too long and got a bit dull. Sorta forgiveable since droning repeating stuff is usually in space rock but wasn't enough to keep me hooked in places. Great album overall tho.

mynameisdarthchann
January 26th 2013

123 Comments


free song? well consider me sold

OverSlyZed
January 26th 2013

111 Comments


Awesome.


kingsoby1
Emeritus
January 27th 2013

4830 Comments


octopus was stupid astronaut dismantles hal was their best

Digging: Nmesh - Dream Sequins®

OneMoreRoland
January 27th 2013

1047 Comments


I liked their first and second albums, Skipped the Octopus for some reason. I like this

Skooled
January 27th 2013

14 Comments


The only bad part about the octopus was that his voice didn't work with the hard rock parts at all. It just ended up sounding super cheesy.

KerfuffleinaHussle
January 27th 2013

629 Comments


I want another ST-style release! That shit kicked ass all over the place

Still this sounds like some of their best in a while, not what I expected but no worse off for it

PistolPete
January 27th 2013

3462 Comments


These fuckers write some of the meatiest and juiciest riffs out there. They always hit the spot (their best one is from "The Consultancy" IMO)

Mad.
January 27th 2013

2933 Comments


Sel has an awesome voice! I love his "The wave is breah-keeing" from The Wave and "Where do we go from heah?!" from Golden Ratio. IMO, it's one of the defining parts of the band.

Roland, if you liked their other stuff, I'd definitely get the Octopus.

The riff on Interstellar has gotta be one of their best.

KerfuffleinaHussle
January 27th 2013

629 Comments


UFOs

'Nuff said

Sheaiskl
January 27th 2013

808 Comments


damn I haven't heard these guys in a couple of years,

I remember buying octopus and it was pretty sweet.

Alex445
January 27th 2013

149 Comments


their self-titled is rad, if a little silly.

Matski
January 28th 2013

11 Comments


Their albums have gotten sillier. The Octopus has some great tracks but it was too strung up in its own 'epic', sci-fi concepts for my liking. Hopefully this record returns back to some of the more accessible songwriting of their debut album. Songs like 'Airborne', 'On/Off' and 'One Great Summer' were simply mindblowing.

Mad.
January 28th 2013

2933 Comments


What I like is how, no matter how 'epic' they've always got a tongue in cheek element.



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