Label: Dee Jay Mix Club - PROMO-1199 • Format: CD Compilation, Limited Edition, Promo • Country: Poland • Genre: Electronic • Style: House, Progressive House, Electro, Euro House, Deep House, Hip-House
From the short opening track, you're immediately made fully aware that there will be a lot of focus on rhythm, strting off with crackling, seemingly off beat notes before introducing other elements until it becomes an edm style beat. After this, the rest of the album follows a similar kind of sound, one involving each note feeling perfectly calculated, Per Quattro.
- Budapest Saxophone Quartet, André Vásáry* - Concert In Gödöllő Royal Palace the drumming, which is genuinely some of the greatest I've heard, being incredibly fast and technical, keeping a good amount of variation, but also showing the perfect amount of restraint. The album is in a constant state of being perfectly on the line just before devolving into excess, but never hits that point, instead maintaining a high level of excellence througout, with each song being led primarily by this simply incredible rhythm section.
It amazes me how such incredible technicality can manage to morph into music that I could see myself comfortably dozing off to. All I Understand is that I Don't Understand is one of the best tracks here, with soft riffs playing off each other meticulously, sounding like a complex indie rock track more than anything else, but being so lovely in the process.
C is probably the most energetic tracl here on the other hand, with a really cool, strange drum beat, and some of the most focus on the guitar elements, along with a really groovy, prominent bassline. I really don't feel like I can say much more about this album without beginning to repeat myself, each song shares very similar features with one another, but are all played exceptionally well, even if it does lead to some issue with memorability and a slightly repetitive feeling by the end, not that it is enough to majorly detract from this album.
I find the middle ground taken here between the expansive, Toes (Original) - Various - CD Club Promo Only January 2012 Part 4 aspects of post rock and the excessive, wildly technical nature of math rock to work exquisitely, as it balances these in such a wy where neither overpowers the other, all topped off by some out of this world drumming. The one issue I do have is how the album is definitely somewhat one note, but despite that it's still highly enjoyable, as well as quite easy to listen to.
I'd recommend this album to a fairly wide range of people, namely those who like chill music, as I think you'd have at least a passing interest in this album. Best songs: All I Understand Is That I Don't Understand, C, Everything Means Nothing Weakest songs: none Verdict: Surprisingly soft, melodic Cue - Rabo & Snob* - Let You Know EP rock that I'd honestly recommend for anyone who likes relaxing music to listen to, as it provides an element of beauty, while also being an incredible display of technicality.
Review by Mellotron Storm Prog Reviewer. I'm surprised they opened with the two tracks they did though. Not the best start Toes (Original) - Various - CD Club Promo Only January 2012 Part 4 that 40 second experimental song to begin with followed by "Vanishing Point And Whistle" with the clapping that comes and goes although the guitars and drumming are great.
Those female vocal melodies to start as picked guitar and drums join in, bass too. I like this a lot. Punchy and mathy. A catchy and poppy sound but mathy. Piano as well here. It kicks back in before 3 minutes. Kind of a cool track. Drums just before 2 minutes as it starts to build. The next two tracks are parts one and two called "I Can't Hear Mosquitone Anymore" totalling less than 5 minutes combined. Sounds like vibes here along with piano and the second part is more of the same but a different shade.
Some nice drum work to start then it settles in. Love how this sounds. Vibes and synths in this one as well. Female vocal melodies 2 minutes in. Excellent sound to this one. Catchy stuff. A bright catchy tune. This one has the guest horns on it and they arrive quickly with beats and intricate guitar lines. Not for long though as it all kicks back in. It kicks in before a minute with a full sound. Catchy and complex. A solid 4 stars and I wish I had picked up some of their other studio albums back in the day.
Review by Warthur Prog Reviewer. Arpeggio 3. Sitar, arpeggiated acoustic and electric guitars, and amazing drumming! It's laid back, very repetitive and uses multiple tracks for its vocals.
Until the bass and drums arrive at the mark. Then we have a full-out jam! This one is the drummer's song! By this time into the album I am looking for a little more variety. The one-note-at-a-time Kool-and-the-Gang synth is starting to get on my nerves, the interwoven tuned-percussion and acoustic guitar leads are getting a little old, the bass and drumming are the only things still keeping it interesting.
Again, the drummer is stealing the show! At the four minute mark ends a peak and things settling into a bit of a mellow, more simply and controlled section-- though the drummer apparently has difficulty with this mode, as he seems to always sneak in, or bulldoze his way into.
I think the rest of the band shows admirable restraint in the face Toes (Original) - Various - CD Club Promo Only January 2012 Part 4 his "lead" though I also believe the drumming is what Twist Lackawanna - JR.
Walker & The All Stars* - Road Runner this music work on such a high level. The drummer is held a bit farther back in the mix on this one? The random sax play, bass play, and replacement of hand drums by drum kit reign this jazzier tune in a bit. I like the looseness of this one.
I like the bass being a bit more forward in this one. Static-screeching synth enters around mid-point. I can't explain why I like this time of "controlled chaos" so much-- that KC "Discipline" weave--but I do. I look forward to the growth and maturation of this great little combo.
The Future Is Now dabbles in much of the same territory as its predecessor but the Toes (Original) - Various - CD Club Promo Only January 2012 Part 4 has clearly not grown stale and Toe. Their sound is a nice blend of both post-rock and math-rock and the music this group creates is phenomenal.
Japan's groups in the genre are always great with composition of music pieces, and this album is no exception, it is quite stellar in terms of musicianship and the music writing quality. It's a short little listen that always seems to fly by because it's such a fun little EP to listen to. It's an album you can tell the group enjoyed making Toe. I would go as far as to say it's an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Toe is one of the rare bands that can combine elements of math rock with post rock without feeling forced, and New Sentimentality is a great way to see all of these facets utilized to their fullest. Dreamy and spacious guitars mix with tight, rapid, complex drumming and are tied together with atmospheric, emotional vocals to create an experience that is all at once thoughtful and exciting. Toe's ponderousness can wear a bit thin on a full-length album, but as a 20 minute E.
If you're a fan of post rock or math rock, there's no reason for you not to give this little gem a listen. If you enjoy post rock and not-so-frantic math rock, you will most likely enjoy this Good Citizen - Kayser - Kaiserhof a bit like i did. This is one of this year's best releases. Don't you dare miss it. Review by chamberry Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator.
The music in New Sentimentality may not sound loud enough to make an impression or to stun the listener on the get go, but you'll slowly subdue to the music either by the warm acoustic guitars and fender rhodes two instruments rarely seen in this kind of music or the brisk drumming that, while being fairly complex, is still soft to the ears. Their start-stop dynamics never sound jagged or out of place because they're smoothed out with memorable Toes (Original) - Various - CD Club Promo Only January 2012 Part 4.
The album has a breezy and organic sound thanks to the acoustic guitars which gives the album a great atmosphere which remind me of bands like As The Poets Affirm or Do Make Say Think in atmosphere, not sound.
The first three songs on this EP share the same atmosphere while "Goodbye" sees the band playing the first electric guitar on Exposition - Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn EP.
The "lovely fender rhodes" is still present in the song as well as the acoustic Party Doll - Various - The Original Rock N Roll Hits Of The 50s Vol.
02, but they're now accompanied by a new instruments: vocals. They aren't just thrown in for the sake of having them, these guys do them well and they do add alot to the overall emotion of the album. Probably my favorite song from the band. Lets just hope they get to experiment with it more on future releases. This EP was my first taste of this band and I quickly fell in love with their sound and grabbed their other releases.
My only set-back is that it's too short! Keep an eye out for these guys, they showed great potential with this release and with their full-length album as well. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Toe biography Founded in Tokyo, Japan in TOE are one of those bands that are hard to really pin down into one genre. While being mentioned in many post-rock circles, their song structures and dynamics are similar to that of math rock artists.
The world didn't saw another release of the band until when they released their first full-length album, "Book About My Toes (Original) - Various - CD Club Promo Only January 2012 Part 4 Plot on Vague Anxiety". The band incorporated some new instruments into the mix like acoustic guitars and Rhodes piano with this release and in they released another EP, "New Sentimentality", which saw the band in the same direction as their full-length album.
TOE has toured with many bands in the past years. Jethro Toe Toe Tappers the gods vs. Studio Album, 4. Studio Album, 3. It can be seen as a math rock band with emotional touches or a post-rock band with a dynamic flare, but whatever label they may fall into, the music on this EP has a certain charm to it that you'll be listening to it for weeks to come.
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