Chimeric - Radian
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  • Summary: This is the first album in five years for the trio from Austria.
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  1. This is a unique if occasionally discomfiting album that finds great beauty in surprising places.
  2. 76
    The new album is much more subdued yet at the same time, more adventurous in what it accomplishes. [Holiday 2009, p.100]
  3. Chimeric sounds like the product of less tense and more spacious recording sessions. The band considers the record raw, broken, and unpolished, but they have nothing to be apologetic about. By loosening up they sound invigorated.
  4. Conveying a much rawer sound than on previous releases, Chimeric's cold and accentuated tones are juxtaposed with a warm and live production style. [Holiday 2009, p.80]
  5. 60
    Radian, the Vienna based trio of martin Brandlmayr (drums), Stefan Nemeth (guitars, synthesizers)and John Norman (bass), are a cerebral, digital post-rock outfit whose wibbliness too often leads them into a state of rhythmic paralysis. [Jan 2010, p. 123]
  6. Although these compositions show a ton of improvisation, Radian pigeonhole themselves to a one-note range that imprisons Chimeric with a threatening, claustrophobic mood.
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