MINOT - Equal/Opposite

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Instrumental, Postrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Golden Antenna | Autor: MaB

Minot is the new band of Matthew Solberg, who once played with the postrock trio From Monument To Masses, which disbanded in 2010. As Solberg jokes on the Minot website, he had previously decided to write songs with his next group that would be easier to play and more disturbing for children and older people. He is certainly right about the former, whereas the latter assertion applies only conditionally to "Equal/Opposite". Minot get quite well the curve between postrock and experimental sounds, whereby the shock factor keeps within limits. They skilfully avoid the genre-typical sound-quiet contrasts and interpret the dynamic spectrum rather according to gut feeling. When you hear the elegantly interlocked individual voices in "Allostatic Load", you know that this instrumentation harmonizes very well with each other. The same can be heard with the postpunk bonds in "Tharsis" and the noise thunderstorm in "The Horizon Problem". All in all, there is still a little lack of the tonal breadth of comparable productions, but Minot definitely master their craft.

Top Track: Allostatic Load

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