Thinking Plague / A History of Madness
Album:A History of Madness Collection:General
Artist:Thinking Plague Added:Oct 2003
Label:Cuneiform Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-12-08 Pull Date:2004-02-09 
Week Ending:Feb 15Jan 18Dec 14

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 09, 2004:The Digital/Analog War
Rapture of the Deep
4.Dec 10, 2003:Stirling's Approximation
Rapture of the Deep
2.Jan 14, 2004:press and release
Lux Lucet
5.Dec 02, 2003:pthbrp
3.Dec 10, 2003:Brownian Motion

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2003-12-02 
Progressive rock. Actually this band formed in the 80s as part of Arizona's Rock In Opposition movement, which now apparently has gone back to its roots ;-) So you get the "beat" of math rock & the scales to go with. Overall, music for a carny graveyard. It's a little hard to get your head around, but worth it, because you can make conversation with fans of progressive rock, who often have good drugs and are sexually promiscuous.
1.two songs in one, starts off with fem vocs over odd piano melody, sounding mysterious. Then it goes circus-rock. reminds me of Univers Zero
2.mournful song
3.nice plucked guitar, pretty song gets scary. sound, military snares kick in for a few seconds. more upbeat than anything prior.
5.brief meandering piano instrumental
6.pulsing guitar, song comes and goes in clumps. about a battle fomenting.
7, 10,12. brief meandering piano instrumental
8.starts w/solo sax. hypnotic. Then water, and haunted house sounds. goes to
9.a little drone with acuoustic guitar plugging its angular melody, & singing,
gets really loud and arty
11.acoustic guitar in parallel sevenths or something like and then the ensemble kicks in for their alternate universe epic rock kick

Track Listing
1.Blown Apart 7.Marching NO2
2.Consolamentum 8.Least Aether for Saxophone
3.Rapture of the Deep 9.The Underground Stream
4.Gudamy Le Mayagot 10.Marching NO3
5.Marching As to War, NO1 11.Lux Lucet
6.Our "Way of Life" and "War 12.Marching NO4