Nakanoise   Nagaremono no gi
3.3
great
Release Date: 2011
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2.5 averageBedex | October 11th 21

A typical example of an album that could easily gain like 0.8 in rating if it were instrumental, and 1.0 or thereabouts if it has vocals that were good. Vocals are indeed my main issue with the album and the one that drops it by the most point, though it isn't the only problem I have. Whilst their scarcity makes the album bearable and a good experience in segments, the fact that they sound like an autotuned chipmunk singing in mic that was left out in the rain really doesn't click with me. It is sad because instrumentally, 1-4 are super cool high energy aggressively toned J-rock ish with math-rock undertones at times. 3 being instrumental and with insane drumming makes it easily the best track here. Vocals aside, I do have a problem with the album structure from there on. These high-energy tracks are followed by a few EITS-worship-type soft post-rock tracks that frankly feel quite dull after all this explosivity. The energy comes back a bit on 7, but feels a lot less effective. The riff at min 3 on 8 is quite lame for example, and 9 tries to bring the interest back up with quirky J-popey technoey idk elements that sort of ride the border between fun and annoying quite well at first, but the track ends up being quite insufferable to me. The album then offers a weird 16min long ambient closer that I really like, but which feels more like a relief and the band apologising than an appropriate closure. Did safe my rating from dropping too far down from the sort of mid 3.5 it was sitting at after 1-4 even considering the vocals. 2.7

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4.0 excellentRusydi 'Abe' Farhan | September 28th 21

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