There’s a description on this site that says that CBP are a progressive post-rock extravaganza. I think that’s fair enough, though I’d say they weigh more heavily on the post-rock side of things. Categories, huh?
This latest release begins with a wee joke – a nice, dare I say it, happy sounding song to kick things off. But normal service is quickly resumed with as ‘No! (Part 1)’ takes us straight back into traditional CBP territory – dark, slightly menacing, slightly angry, guitar-driven rock that builds and builds and keeps on building. There’s no real let up, either. That’s a good thing.
A mention on CBP’s production values. There’s always been a bit of a raw edge to CBP. I don’t know how they record, or what their intentions are. But their studio sound – to me, at least – sounds ‘live’. For me, that’s part of their attraction, and it’s a sound that very much suits them. Not all bands could (or should even try to) pull it off.
My first taste of CBP was ‘I Vigilante’ (which ends with a wee joke) and since then I’ve gone on to get all their stuff. I don’t think they’ll ever be huge, and I’m not sure that will bother them all that much. ‘White Light Generator’ gets five stars from me. Play it loud.