Oceansize - Effloresce

Fans of both Progressive Rock and Post Rock should already know what's in store today, but for any of you not completely into both of those, Oceansize is the best of both worlds. I'd known them, but it wasn't until I heard Tight Rope Sky that I started giving entire albums a listen.

Today's track is shorter than most of the other tracks on the album, but it still packs a punch and gives you a decent idea of what the album's about. Give it a listen.

The spy-ish 90's bass start the track off, followed by the chorus of vocals and from there we just wait for the build up that releases the rest of the song. It might take long for some, but it'll be worth it when all the instruments press together to make the Post-noise near the end.

Not the most Prog track, but it shows what they can pull through with little time. If you like the effect but think it runs short, you should give the album a try.

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Effloresce is their debut release and a classic in the combination of genres. The critics loved it then, and it's still relevant today. It's just a shame it took me so long to give the whole thing a listen.

If today's track was to your liking, you're in for some treats! Their best songs range from 6 to over 9 minutes, and each track sounds better accompanied by the last. I won't say it's a flawless album, but if you like Post Rock at all it should exceed expectations.

The band split not too long ago, so this album and three others will have to hold you over until something better comes along. Until then, enjoy their gems.
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  1. I liked this a lot. It reminded me of band, ugh, who are they - they sang "Rooster". I know I'll think of them as soon as I hit publish. This is definitely in line with my genre.

  2. This reminds me a bit of Porcupine Tree, which for me is not a bad thing. Porcupine Tree is one of my all time favorites. I've spent some time on Youtube listening to Effloresce, and I'm loving what I'm hearing. Sounds like I'm going to have to check out those other three albums.

  3. The only good prog rock is Pink Floyd.

    1. You always did strike me as a My Chemical Romance kinda guy.

  4. I like this man although I was worried when I read the genre but it proved me wrong, this is great.


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