Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Muskox – Invocation/Transformations review

Toronto based Muskox have in “Invocation/Transformations” released an intriguing album which from the opening few moments of “Lutonian Knights I” signify a creative force that is not afraid to take risks with instrumentation. The textures throughout the album are intricate, subtle and anchored by time signatures that defy the conventional framework. To use “Buff Stop”, the second track on the album as an example, following the opening fanfare, the listener is driven along on abrupt changes, keyboard passages that are reminiscent of the early 1970’s Canterbury scene and intricate banjo lines that inspire intrigue and intelligence in equal measure...... 

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