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Edit Peptide is the follow-up to Minnesota-based Bubllemath's Such Fine Particles Of The Universe (Sounds Reasonable, 2002); hence, a 15-year gap purportedly due to the customary anomalies and distractions of life. But the musicians have come back with a raging vengeance via this excitable album, underscored by the prevailing math-rock component, leading to high-impact works tinted with humor and madcap diversions. At times, the group revives the spirit of Frank Zappa amidst these cross-genre enactments, spanning classic prog rock, post-punk...or, perhaps, post-anything. Solidified with an electrifying presence and gobs of nerve-splitting dynamics, these intricately arranged compositions must have demanded quite a bit of preparation and focus.
The ensemble paints sunny outlooks merged with good-natured angst, memorably melodic passages and crunching hard rock metrics while also nodding to classic prog on various occasions. On "A Void I Can Depart To," you'll experience whimsical synth-flute lines and juicy hooks. But "Destiny Repeats Itself" features the musicians' breezy and harmonious vocals, jazzy undertones, and either Jonathan G. Smith or Blake Albinson's sweltering electric guitar lines, often framed by hugely complex geometrical cadences, with forceful activity on all fronts. They also reconfigure the primary theme and throttle the pitch with concisely orchestrated diversions atop drummer James Flagg's hard-hitting accents and keyboardist Kai Esbensen's odd-metered phrasings.
Breaking down the knotty time signatures and multidimensional frameworks may be akin to unscrambling and solving the Rubik's Cube puzzle. While many albums that build upon fast-moving and byzantine song forms can appear superfluous or showy, this band integrates substantive storylines, technical marksmanship and cohesive movements built upon numerous contrasts and strong melodies. Moreover, the program unveils an abundance of hidden treasures during additional spins.
Track Listing: Routine Maintenance; Avoid That Eye Candy; Perpetual Notion; A Void That I Can
Depart To; Get a Lawn; Making Light of Traffic; Destiny Repeats Itself; The Sensual
Personnel: Blake Albinson: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, nylon string guitar, keyboards,
tenor sax, vocals; Jay Burritt: electric bass, fretless synth bass, fretless electric
bass, upright electric bass, vocals; Kai Esbensen: keyboards, vocals; James
Flagg: drums, percussion, vocals; Jonathan G. Smith: vocals, electric guitar,
acoustic guitar, flute, clarinet, chimes, gong, glockenspiel, xylophone, mountain
dulcimer, mandolin, banjo.
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