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  • Summary: The second instrumental rock release from the trio of Sir Richard Bishop, Ben Chasny, and Chris Corsano was influenced by Easter European and Middle Eastern music.
  • Record Label: Drag City
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Instrumental Rock, Guitar Virtuoso
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 3, 2012
    80
    Together they achieve a level of fervent interplay that's exhilarating to hear. [Nov 2012, p.81]
  2. Oct 3, 2012
    80
    Some of the tracks are dead ringers for math rock, but in Bishop and Chasny's hands that ornate form attains gut-level thrust. [Sep 2012, p.64]
  3. Dec 17, 2012
    80
    Each time they break free of their own locked groove, achieving mood-elevating uplift via genius structural shifts, or wig-flippin' solos spiritually comparable with Hendrix or Neil young. [Jan 2013, p.98]
  4. Oct 5, 2012
    79
    With Formerly Extinct, Rangda not only prove themselves to be a going concern as a band, but that they might just be starting to really hit their stride.
  5. Oct 26, 2012
    70
    Bishop's well-established fascination with Eastern music and mysticism proves a ready foil for Chasny's expansive, psychedelic Americana. [No.92 p.57]
  6. 70
    With Formerly Extinct, Rangda evolves into something distinctly more maniacal but also clear-eyed, adopting an image of both experience and youthful-mindedness.
  7. Oct 10, 2012
    60
    Formerly Extinct is a little over-cooked, and the album would have benefitted from being left a little more raw at its core.

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  1. Oct 5, 2012
    8
    A unique, and powerful album. Great guitar interplay and some ridiculous drumming. A few songs drag a bit, but overall a very enjoyable andA unique, and powerful album. Great guitar interplay and some ridiculous drumming. A few songs drag a bit, but overall a very enjoyable and good album. Expand