Art Rock Show – Terraformer (Week 29)

Deze week stellen we de zevenkoppige band Thank You Scientist aan u voor. Zeg maar Amerikaanse prog voor gevorderden. Ze zeggen te zijn beïnvloed door The Beatles, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Zappa en Harry Nilsson. Denk aan een mooie mix aan rock, klassiek, metal, jazz fusion en psychedelische momenten…

Daniel Fella van Distorted Sound: “The record is the second to be released through Evil Ink – the record company owned by COHEED AND CAMBRIA front-man Claudio Sanchez – and embodies the emphatic personality associated with such a label. From the second that Wrinkle commences affairs, it is apparent that quality was sat right at the top of the priority list. Violin, trumpet and elegant bass work combine to create instrumental foundations, immediately setting a precedent and whetting our appetite for whatever lunacy is set to come next. By the time FXMLDRkicks in, we are fully engaged. In what is the first of eight tracks to weigh in at over 8-minutes, a wide range of instrumentation continues to flow in free-form, stepping away from conventional structure and intertwining to build a cacophony of hallucinatory ruckus. The saccharine vocals of Salvatore Marrano also enter the fray, offering smooth relief that croons above the mix and effectuates truly immersive melody. (…)

After having already digested well over an hour’s worth of content by the time we reach the title track, it is difficult to take in the sheer scale of an album like Terraformer. Accounting not just for the length, but also the density of the music itself, THANK YOU SCIENTIST have concocted an album with the potential to not only push them into the stratosphere of progressive music, but in doing so they have set the bar sky high for their peers. Albums of this magnitude are extremely rare, and when they do come along they offer us a glimpse at a skill level most bands could only ever aspire to. From the enchanting, surrealist cover artwork through to the almost unfathomable depth of the music, THANK YOU SCIENTIST have composed a talking point that will sit on the lips of generations to come, and act as a shining example of how utterly intoxicating music can be at its very best. Rating: 10/10

Naast Thank You Scientist met Terraformer hebben we deze week: Plini (Handmade Cities), Coheed and Cambria (Year of the Black Rainbow), Scale the Summit (The Migration), CHON (Grow), Kayo Dot (Blue Lambency Downward) & King Crimson (Vrooom Vrooom).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 18.00
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