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FAILED BY MAN AND MACHINE

Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving

 

Post Rock/Math rock

2.29 | 5 ratings

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memowakeman
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2 stars This is a very nice math/post rock band from Australia who have been making good music for over 6 years, and whose music is nice to find and get nowadays in the web, of course, in the legal way, because you can go to their bandcamp site and stream or download the music. Well, in 2013 they released an EP called "Failed by Man and Machine", which contains 5 songs that make a total time of 18 minutes.

The first track is "Dance Before You Die", a short composition that has the math rock feeling inherent in the guitars, but that uses electronic elements that produce very good nuances, there is also a sweet atmosphere as background, while the guitars bass and drums keep playing the same structure over and over, but what counts here, is precisely that background. All of a sudden, when there is a change in the mood and drums become main actor, we are already listening to "(Quakes)", and what a great song, I like it because it flows naturally, the music is like hypnotic, and I really like how the rhythm does not actually change during the song, but all they do as background, all the figures, all the textures they implement make a great song, very intuitive for the senses.

"Failed by Man" has a slower tempo rhythm, it is more emotional, the math side is hast left and the post rock is now present. The distorted bass sounds pretty good, but the guitars are beautiful, their sound is not the main one, but that's its charm, to perceive it a little far but enjoy it. The music doesn't stop, but when it fades down, the song "(Tremors)" has started. It has a darker and tense atmosphere, it sounds like an improvisation or a passage of a film, it is nice, but nothing to remember forever.

Finally, "Failed by Machine" which has a piano as an additional instrument that produces a faster rhythm in the first part, later it makes some changes, becomes calmer and relaxing. The music is really easy to dig, but it is complex, so the experience is pretty good in the whole EP. My final grade will be 2 stars, because you know, I don't rate with more than 2 stars releases under 20 minutes length unless it is a true gem, but well, the music here is truly recommendable.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 2/5 |

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