Ahleuchatistas / Even In The Midst....
Album: Even In The Midst....   Collection:General
Artist:Ahleuchatistas   Added:Sep 2007
Label:Cuneiform Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-12-31 Pull Date: 2008-03-03
Week Ending: Mar 2 Jan 13 Jan 6
Airplays: 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 15, 2012: overtones
Brilliant Danderkovs
4. Jan 07, 2008: I <3 Life & Yr Callous Neglect/Refusal
Brilliant Danderkovs
2. Feb 29, 2008: Memory Select
Post-Colonial Nausea
5. Jan 02, 2008: Baptism of Solitude
Prosthetic God
3. Jan 11, 2008: Rorschach's Dance
Swimming Underwater With A Cat On Your Back

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-02-01
AHLEUCHATISTAS - "Even in the Midst..." CD (Cuneiform)
Instrumental math rock, indie rock, post rock, and a little prog rock. A three piece, drums, bass, and guitar. A refreshing take on math rock in that they don't just play fast, heavy and complex. It sounds like there are jazz interactions between the musicians sometimes but without playing jazz. They slow down at times and have nice melodic sections. I hear similar sounds to UPSILON ACRUX or HELLA.
**1. Subtle, noodle-y, and prog-y. Good mix of noodling around vs. getting into a groove.
2. Melodic, nice jazzy drumming.
3. Drums more upfront.
4. Jazzy runs. Short
5. Odd sounds out of the guitar or bass (bowing?). Sparse. Never rocks.
**6. Starts with quiet repetitive guitar riff. Builds and builds, teases some, builds some more, throws in a YES riff, and never climaxes.
7. Teasing noodle-y guitar which turns into more aggressive math rock.
8. Normal rock guitar with short aggressive bursts.
**9. Double bass drums? Slightly heavier. Reminds me a little of HELLA.
10. Uneventful beginning turns more aggressive. Lots of changes including some quiet moments. Boring last 2 minutes.
**11. YES-like prog.
12. Mellow jazzy beginning. Never rocks.
OK stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. ...Of All This   7. Elegant Proof
2. Post-Colonial Nausea   8. K-Bit
3. Red-Coated Emergency Exit   9. Brilliant Danderkovs
4. Cup Of Substance   10. Take Me To Your Leader Never Sounded So Alien
5. The Bears Of Cantabria Shall Sleep No More   11. Swimming Underwater With A Cat On Your Back
6. Prosthetic God   12. Where We Left Off