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3 stars Their activity and mischievous play, seen in the previous live work, are on this twinkling studio album, without any suspicion.

God Says I Can't Dance is TIPOGRAPHICA's second studio work. The previous live album The Man Who Does Not Nod has extremely natural, flexible and comfortable atmosphere and can let listeners and audience enjoy well with their laidback but fully improvised play. From the point of view, we can see a bit more serious potential and a bit more hard-edged style in this album - of course, their relax and free form kept intact. It's a pity that there is no sense of unity between the outfit and audience (obviously because this is a studio work) so I'm afraid we can feel their play slightly less smooth and natural. For example, the first track Friends may sound less friendly and slightly more awkward. Well nah the word 'friends' as they want to say is like this, isn't it? I dunno. However, on the next track TP-1, Break Down, I'm absorbed into the harmony with unpolished brasses & guitars and unnaturally electronic sounds. I wonder if they should shoot the songs of this album as more experimental and more avantgarde, and more serious arrows. Indeed this whole album may, at least for me, be unfamiliar and difficult to understand, in spite of their seriousness for music. (Though the song titles are very funny... :-P) Believe me, their steady and strict play is beyond expression. Despite the fact that almost all songs might be hard to dig and digest, I'm sure we can listen to the album itself with peace of mind.

So in conclusion, let me say, this work might not be essential for avantgarde progressive scene or a masterpiece, but so important and slightly enjoyable one. Recommended, although less familiar than the previous one. Listen and laugh out loudly and comfortably.

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |


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