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5.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic & awsome, 13 April 2007
This review is from: A Love of Shared Disasters (Audio CD)
With a core of Electric Wizard drummer Justin Greaves, Mogwai bassist Dominic Aitchison and Joe Volk of Gonga CPB could be a kind of post rock supergroup but there is much more to them than that.

A Love of Shared Disasters brings together a variety of influences to create something unique and utterly captivating. post rock / drone styling's prevail - with the last Earth album being an called to mind - but there is also more straight forward rock - and on the Northern Cobbler spoken words (by Tennyson!) and cello that is quite folky

I have only had it a day and already on my 3rd play - easily the best thing I have heard this year. Don't hesitate, just buy it.
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Initial post: 2 Jul 2011 10:37:25 BDT
S.R.J says:
Hi Lendrick, I heard great things about this band. Alas on this showing I dont know what it is that inspires some to merit them. Its dreary, lacking in musicality, it feels as if its full of material to 'fill things out'.I have played it 5 times now to try and let it weave its way in , and its just not happening.
So my friend each to their own and all that but on this occasion I think I will give this band a miss henceforth.
S.R.J

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2011 15:12:14 BDT
Lendrick says:
Sorry you didn't like it, but as you say 'each to their own' 4 years on I still love this album.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2012 01:29:50 GMT
R. Pievaitis says:
hi srj,just read this comment.have you tried the newer albums by CBP.i have not ever heard the debut album but picked up on them with the 2 disc tons of bad luck version of those next 2 releases. now i did enjoy those and the packaging was rather tasty too.i then got i vigilante which really was a mini album of sorts despite running for over 50 minutes !?!?!now i have bought the new one again a sprawling double called (mankind) the crafty ape.only got it today so not had to time to listen properly to it yet but classic prog gave it a rather good review.i like this band- you know why ?because everything is not easy- you have to work to get it- but it does pay divis. i have always found that albums that take ages to appreciate do tend to last you a lifetime,whereas the ones with all the immediate "hits" or singles on do tend to become boring shortly afterwards-ie no longevity- sure i am generalising here,but for me tdsotm was not an immediate hit.it took around 3 months of hearing it being played in different peoples houses to think- now i have heard this before but where.same with echoes off meddle.it took me ages to really get it.when i 1st borrowed the album in 78 i only liked one of these days off that album,i was really bored with it.side 1 seemed slight and twee and side 2 well it went on and on etc etc.only after hearing it over a long period did its magic reveal.now apart from seamus which is filler i love all the album and realise what an epic echoes is.funny as i got suppers ready after 2 listens.weird how some hit and some take time.but that's the magic of prog music which i loved as a young 'un of 13 in 1975 and ha d fall out with all things prog in the 90s.when i was working so hard i only heard stuff on radio 2.so i became a country fan !!!!!loved faith hill- but i mean who as a red blooded man would not- she is a goddess.then when i became ill in 2002 i suddenly had an infatuation with van der graaf- who i loved back in the mid 70,s esp vital the live one which killed off the band for nearly 30 years-so i started to buy all the albums on cd as my albums were a tad knackered.then i bought most of hammills solo work- i had the black box in 1980 but my then wife hated it- she would not allow me to play any hammill if she was in the house- she was a whitesnake and springsteen fan.say no more re whitesnake !also maybe why we divorced in 93 !
from then on a became on a mission to find new prog bands,once i had replenished my old vinyls,i tried arena,iq but no there was not the inventive ness that i was seeking- after seeing many "you may like....."suggestions on my amazon pages i kept seeing the name porcupine tree popping up.well i had heard all their early 90s stuff but never thought of them as a prog band more a psych.dance band.so i bought in absentia and well all i can say is it was a moment of revelation for me.i then went and bought all my old PT stuff that i had lost in my divorce and became a fan again.what was i hearing- great understated vocals no cock sure "rawk" voice.which i hate anyway apart from paul rogers or robert plant or freddie.most just get me annoyed esp bad rock like kiss,so that was the turning point in my life my body was slowly closing down with what turns out to be a very severe progressive form of ME,most folks have a bout then recover after a few months or years but 25% do not they get worse and worse.that's me- but the optimistic reason for this long comment is to say that for bands like CBP,PT ,TPT,PRR,glass hammer,spock beard and neal morse etc etc have rekindled my internal fire and without which i really do think i would not be here now if music had not given me something to cling on to- of course my family and kids cannot be under estimated in this - they have saved me from going over edge many times merely by being in my thoughts- but taken as a whole,prog as been very holistic for me - despite the one or two duds along the way.but with people like steven wilson doing great things with remasters of the tull oldies aqualung is a revelation and thick as a brick is out soon in cd/dvda and SW remix too.in march i think- if you take all the old stuff now sounding amazing esp' on top end hifis which i have and then factor in all the decent new prog bands- it is a very good time for non commercial types-who are thriving in a small cottage industry way- no need for the big labels who spoilt the prog party last time- but even me,with my own studio,will be releasing my own album after a break from professional music of nearly 30 years.my band is called bleedthefield and it plays ambient progressive electronic rock- of a type- pagan/alien influenced- it should sound very progressive- not proggy but truly progressive.
bye for now srj if you are still awake now !!!!
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