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.

3 points

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