Thinking Plague / Hoping Against Hope
Album: Hoping Against Hope   Collection:General
Artist:Thinking Plague   Added:Oct 2017
Label:Cuneiform Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-10-12 Pull Date: 2017-12-14
Week Ending: Dec 17 Dec 10 Nov 26 Nov 12 Oct 29
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 16, 2017: Music Casserole
Hoping Against Hope
4. Nov 25, 2017: The Prism Experiment
Commuting To Murder
2. Dec 13, 2017: Brownian Motion
Commuting To Murder
5. Nov 24, 2017: Reckless Burning
Commuting To Murder
3. Dec 09, 2017: Music Casserole
The Echoes Of Their Cries
6. Nov 08, 2017: Brownian Motion
Hoping Against Hope

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2017-10-13
Avante mathy prog infused experimental jazz tinged rock. Chamber type instruments collide with rock instrumentation, with female vocals in places. Brings to mind the epic Mission of Burma associated project Birdsongs of the Mesozoic (check them out). See also Chrome Hoof, Miriodor. Stalwart band with roots back 35 years, on the legendary Cuneiform Records. Excellent.

1) (6:38) quiet slow intro, halting mathy but upbeat prog, clarinet, slow phrased fem vocs 2) (5:44) layered fuzzy guitars, clarinet, piano, disjunct and heavy in places, ends sorta sparse, no vocs 3)* (4:44) vocs return , disjunct, dissonant, trippy 4)* (10:06) plodding dissonant acoustic guitar under composed organ, chamber type feel, vocs, chill at times but goes through bombast 5) (4:02) chill w flute but then heavy 6) (13:56) many moods, cool and dramatic

Track Listing
1. The Echoes Of Their Cries   4. Hoping Against Hope
2. Thus Have We Made The World   5. The Great Leap Backwards
3. Commuting To Murder   6. A Dirge For The Unwitting