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THE PHILOMATH

Transmigrant

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.80 | 4 ratings

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admireArt
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3 stars Transmigrant's 2015, "The Philomath" moves along in this dirty Post Rock/Math Rock environments with a subtle and Jazzy grace by withholding the electric guitar's characteristic participation, most of the times, in favor of strings or piano (or even brass sections) based compositions.

Sam Morgan this one man project band plays all instruments with the addition of Grace Marsell (vocals on 2 tracks).

The concept of the album is enhanced by the contrast of very hard rocking Post Rock/Math Rock elements (noisy, lo-fi, bombastic, etc.) counterpointed by opposite elements as free-Jazz, Symphonic, progressive electronic and acoustic folk influences. The exercise of this blending of styles offers unique moments of beauty and kind of holds a strange quality of an old times Big Band without sounding like one.

If I could mention some kind of prog referential, Sparkle in Grey is a good example.

Above all the real deal is the daring, but clean, experimental singularity of its musical idiom, which promises future 4 or 5 stars projects.

As for now a very good ***3.5 PA stars release.

admireArt | 3/5 |

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