Saturday, January 29, 2022

Grails - Take Refuge in Clean Living (2008)

The fourth album from this US band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, harspischord, synths, organ, harmonium, piano, tapes, programming, sampler and vocals.

Two guests added horns and strings.

It is difficult for a more conservative prog and fusion head to get a relationship with an album from a band like Grails.

The reason is that the band combines ambient music and post-punk.

That is also the case on this album. It a much more livelier and noisy album than their previous albums. The band has added a lot more contents and textures to their music.

There is also a lot of dissonance on this album. The soundscape is a dissonant soundscape throughout these thirty minutes.

Half an hour in this soundscape is enough as the quality is only decent and just that. I am still not won over by this band.

2 points



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