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ÜBER BORD!

Squintaloo

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4.39 | 30 ratings | 1 reviews | 37% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2017

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Animal Privateer (9:52)
2. Nigeraurak's Dream (6:54)
3. Kara Buran (8:02)
4. Zirrostratus (The Fog Wonders) (7:55)
5. Elmsfeuer (2:03)
6. Über Bord (8:23)
7. 3 Kraken (3:33)
8. Fakir Don Pipone (9:59)
9. Peg Leg Copperjaws (8:24)

Total Time 65:05

Line-up / Musicians

- Enrico Antico / Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Nylon String, Synthesizer, Baritone Electric, 12-String Acustic, 8-String Bass, Slide Guitar, Shanty Choir
- Heinrich Schiffers / Electric Guitar, Saxophones, Voice, Musical Saw, Synthesizer, Recorder, Shanty Choir
- Klemens Klarhorst / Electric Bass, Eletric 8-String Bass FX, Shanty Choir
- Daniel Eichholz / Drums, Percussion, Synthesizer, Programming, Vibraphone, Bells, Marimba, Shanty Choir
-Peter Schiffers / Shanty Choir
-Hans Eichholtz / Shanty Choir
-Peter Klarhorst / Shanty Choir

Releases information

CD Hänsel & Gretel ‎- MIG 70102 (2017, Germany)
LP Hänsel & Gretel ‎- MIG 70102 2LP (2017, Germany)

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SQUINTALOO Über Bord! ratings distribution


4.39
(30 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(37%)
37%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (23%)
23%
Collectors/fans only (7%)
7%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

SQUINTALOO Über Bord! reviews


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Review by Tapfret
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Eclectic & C/JRF Prog Team
5 stars A hidden gem, Squintaloo, has been rocking Berlin for over 20 years now. One thing the band can not be accused of is over proliferation. In that time they have only managed four releases. However, what becomes immediately obvious is their diversity of style and composition within those four albums. From their quasi-avant/Krautrock debut latantriga, latantriga! to the laid back groove fusion metal of their second self-titled release, to a foray into alt- rock with Sibirskoblast, the band seemed to create its own personalized moving target. The 2017 release, Über Bord!, seems to draw everything together in a tightly dense package of progressive rock sounds.

Über Bord! can draw its greatest comparisons among Squintaloo's discography to the 2004 self-titled sophomore album. Über Bord! is not nearly as Fusion oriented as Squintaloo. Nor are the heavy parts nearly as distorted as the traditional metal influence that laced the earlier release. Über Bord! lives in its own space in the bands discography. Highly contrasting, but never out of reach, and always resolute, there seems to be a natural groove orientation behind the undeniable complexity herein. The best comparisons in the modern progressive paradigm that come to mind would be to Gösta Berlings Saga; though containing a great deal more clarity and a dash of math rock. The songs run a gamut of feels, from airy psychedelia to cacophonous collisions of sound to mystery to feel good moments and even a sea shanty to close out the album. One of the sounds that creates a unique texture in a couple of the songs is the use of a "musical saw", played by running a string bow across it. While this element has certainly been used in the past, the spacey aura it creates in the context of Über Bord! is chilling. Gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. Each member of the band plays an assortment of instruments on the album. The studio mix on the album is amazing. Sounding both raw and clear, it achieves a balance that is rare in any modern music scene. With the range of instruments used in both the electric and acoustic spheres this balance is absolutely essential. The previously mentioned saw blade parts are blended with very heavy bass drums on Kara Buran-and I mean heeeavy, like over-sized car stereo bass speaker playing hip-hop heavy- and the mix is impeccable. Each detail can be heard with the utmost clarity. (and yes, I do let it rattle my car driving down the road). Several songs incorporate soft melodic percussion as well as winds. Again, all join the fray with uncanny balance and an undeniable classic prog sensibility.

When all is said and done, Über Bord! comes in as my favorite album of the very deep Progressive Rock year of 2017. The album has a little something for everybody. It is broad in spectrum and fantastically produced. I have no problem giving this album a perfect score. And as I write this I here the brilliant sea shanty outro of Peg Leg Copperjaws :
"Hidee Hidee Ho,
Hidee Hidee Ho..."

And it makes me happy...every time
Buy this album.

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