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Route One Or Die [CD]

Three Trapped Tigers Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Blood And Biscuits
  • ASIN: B004ZJK4MQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,495 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  7. Magne 6:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
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BBC Review

Those familiar with their three EPs to date have already come to expect big things from Three Trapped Tigers. At times those early releases were too scatterbrained for their own good, but what their debut full-length, Route One or Die, presents is a cohesive and compelling collection from the off, and one with unabated and unwavering focus.

The type of electronica put forward by the trio defies classification, yet it is perhaps unnecessary to look any further than track two, Noise Trade, for an accurate description of what it is this band excels at. The only way the title could possibly be more fitting would be if "Intense" was tagged onto the start. The track also demonstrates the vast ground covered in dead-on five minutes, as it moves from spacey beats via palm-muted full-on metal riffs and out the other side with a finale of heightened euphoria. Follower Creepies reveals a darker side with sinister high-end staccato spikes matched by rumbling bass. It is at roughly this point that you begin to wonder where they can go from here. Answer: onwards and upwards in the most dramatic manner.

It would be difficult to single out one musical element which is the most impressive, but it is hard to look past the stick-work of Adam Betts, something which rarely falls below slack-jawed wonderment in terms of appreciation. But no single constituent would be complete without the context of the others. As chaotic as the opening passages are, less-excessive moments show a stunning flexibility, with Zil's contemplative piano-led stillness acting as the calm at the eye of the storm.

Three Trapped Tigers are a group who have been unrushed in their career so far, gradually increasing intrigue and quality with every release, leaving fans wanting – and getting – more. With Route One or Die they have managed to destroy not only their previous releases, but potentially anything else released in 2011. Not only is it an arousing listen, with great pleasure to be had hearing the subtle and unsubtle sections peak and fade, but it’s even more exciting to wonder about what awaits us in the future from this extraordinary group of musicians.

--Luke Slater

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Twinkles and booms like a star being born, this feels like being hugged by a computerized god. This'll make fans of Lightning Bolt, Battles and Aphex Twin cream themselves. --NmE

Music without fear, and such audacity should only ever be celebrated" --BbC

This loud and twisted trio are the safest bets to take death-improv to the masses --Time Out

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great music... terrible audio quality 19 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
I wouldn't really write a review like this, but just a pointer for all those looking to purchase this downloadable album - unfortunately there is some severe audio clipping present.
I downloaded Three Trapped Tigers 'EP1' a while back (which features the first 5 tracks from this album). Comparing the two, this album download has some erroneous digital distortion. The files themselves are usual great amazon mp3 encoding (256 kbps VBR for all you audiophiles) but something seems to have gone wrong with the mp3 transfer here.

None of this is a comment on the band and their songs (I love). I usually have had excellent experience buying music from amazon mp3, but just this one time, I wish I'd bought the CD. Just a word of warning for all you considering a download right now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hail Progtronica 24 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I saw these guys at The End of The Road Festival 2010 and was absolutely blown away by their awesomely brilliant set.
Destined for greatness, there is zero chance of these Tigers being trapped for long or of facing extinction.
Alarmingly talented and here they serve up a sumptuous feast of 40 minutes of sheer unadulterated musical heaven.
Simply and absolutely STUNNING.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds like the Future 23 Sep 2011
By Tom
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Got this album a few months ago- absolutely astounding. Intricate and progressive, yet memorable, and with enough depth that you constantly notice new things- album of the year so far for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 40 Minutes of Awesome 10 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
Three Trapped Tigers are some kind of animal, a three piece instrumental band that fuses electronics with guitars and drums may not necessarily be completely new to you, but when the result is this intense and creative you know you've got something special. They've been doing their thing for a couple of years now, but after a few EPs (Which are definitely worth checking out as well) this is a first full length album and it certainly builds on their early releases. For one I don't think there are any weak tracks here at all and in general there is a greater polish across composition and production.

The first two tracks "Cramm" and "Noise Trade" are classic showcases of their usual sound, with changes in pacing and aggression. Following this is "Creepies" providing an eerie link to the magnificient "Ulnastricter" starting off innocently, building up slowly to unleash a barrage towards then end. "Zil" is dreamy, relaxed and piano only which gives way to "Drebin" perhaps the most chaotic and brash offering here. "Magne" is a chilled out affair before the closer "Reset" is another classic. In truth they flow together so well anyway you may find yourself appreciating one big piece.

Creating compelling instrumental music can't be easy, but these guys seem to manage it consistently with their innovative take on it.

Must buy 10/10.
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5.0 out of 5 stars album of the year (so far!) 27 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
i first heard this band when they released their 2nd EP. they blew me away then and the album is even better than i could have imagined.
it sounds like nothing else that anyone else is making. people say it's like aphex twin live, but the fact that it's played live means the end result sounds nothing like aphex twin.
whether they did it on purpose or not, they've created their own sound, and it's incredible.
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