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3.75 | 35 ratings

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4 stars Inventive, colorful and unique are the words I would use describing Bubblemath's musical attitude, and although they never acclaimed more than a cult following ever since the release of their wonderfully eclectic and somewhat misunderstood debut album "Such Fine Particles of the Universe" I can definitely see a bright future for them. The music bursts with energy, originality and virtuosity proved by intericate and playful compositions who all have an experimental edge similar to Avant-Prog legends such as Mr. Bungle and Frank Zappa, who also are among Bubblemath's strongest influences it seems. It's a very cohesive and intense album with hundreds of ideas melted down to 12 very different songs but keeps the band's unique sound throughout all of them. I still have to agree with fellow reviewer Man With Hat that the album looses some focus and kind of repeat it's formula near the end which also keeps me away from giving this album a perfect rating. However, the album still is very high quality all the time.

The best and most representative track here have to be "Be Together", which also is a fan favorite and with good reason. This track is one of the best examples of modern prog you can hear, blending beauty and complexity perfectly. It does sound like a crossover between Gentle Giant and early Dream Theater and have become a personal favorite of mine recently. Other highlights include "Micreant Citizen", "TV Paid Off" and "Potential People", all being strong standouts here. Especially recommended to fans of eclectic and energetic modern prog in the vein of Mike Keneally, Dream Theater and Mr. Bungle. 4.5/5

Bj-1 | 4/5 |


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