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The spiritual sons of ACR,
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This review is from: Louden Up Now (Audio CD)
I'm surprised there's no other reviews of this great record, so I shall do my best to do it justice.
Musically this sits nicely amongst the funky early works of A Certain Ratio and to a degree, Gang Of Four. Right from the first track you get the feeling that this isn't a straight forward listening experience, intense arrangements sit on top of pumelling rhythms that carry the listener through the work.
There's a good line in political lyric here, but in a way, the vocals become part of the overall funkiness of this band. Having seen them live, I can say that they transmit their energies much better on stage than on the record, however, don't let that put you off.
This is a wonderful CD, in spite of the extended nature of the songs, not a second is wasted in excess musicianship. It's funky, danceable and yet thought provoking stuff.
Spiritual sons of A Certain Ratio? Yes, but certainly not in a derisory way.