MINUTIAN - Inwards - CD - Secret Entertainment - 2014
Elegant, intelligent, captivating and intimate.
Listening to this Finnish progressive band's second album is easy. Really easy, if you don't think too hard about it. It simply
flows, from quiet to loud, from thought to hope, from experience to safety.
Or, maybe not. Take a closer look. Pay more
attention, and you will notice that nothing is as simple as it seems. There's
literally nothing simple here - not a straightforward rhythm or a melody on
this CD. When you put your mind to it and try to analyze them, things get
complicated: the guitar melodies are in strange rhythms; the drums play strange
melodies; the singer's voice is powerful and the vocal melodies are excellent,
but there's some kind of weird mathematics to the performance.
And yet, the things are so well composed that you will have to pay attention
to notice the aforementioned traits. It's up to you to choose upon listening:
do I simply enjoy or do I try to figure out what is going on and learn Minutian's methods. You can of course combine the two and
get your reward from multiple listening sessions. (8.5/10)
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