Wednesday 31 July 2019
Perspective Vortex - Out of Order (2019)
The debut album from this Brazilian band.
The band is a quartet with a lineup of guitars, drums, saxophones, keyboards, bass, English horn, electronic percussion and vocals.
The band is really Paulo Viani from the band Mahtrak with fellow members from that band and a guest from Univers Zero.
The band has used words like RIO, Avant Garde and Canterbury to describe themselves. Which is a fair description of their music. Their music is not the melodic standard fare.
Neither is it particular complex either.
I would add Ambient to their description too.
The music is about minimalism and making potential complex music less complex.
Most of the music is minimalist with either a synth or some piano used as the basic melody developer. Sometimes, we get saxophones and guitars too.
In the middle of all this, we get a normal song with normal song structures and vocals. Why ? It is baffling...... Then again, it dawns on the listener that the song is very much a Caravan like song. The band is true to their Canterbury roots. Then this song makes sense.
The end result is a fairly good album where the ideas is better than the finished result. I will give it a weak three rating as this album will very much appeal to the Canterbury crowd.