Threace - Cave
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  • Summary: The five-track third full-length release for the Chicago-based psychedelic rock band includes a nearly 12-minute song.
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  1. Oct 28, 2013
    80
    By rising to the high standards of recording and tonal detail set by “kraut” rock pioneers the first time around, and contextualizing the movement’s obsession with repetition within novel structures and rhythms, CAVE’s music sits on a decades-long continuum with the forebears that continue to inspire its members to pick up their instruments and write new music.
  2. Oct 28, 2013
    80
    Threace possesses a wholly immersive sense of itself, and a free floating kinetic energy that is out of step with most contemporary riff-based music. Its command of sonic hypnosis is all the more impressive considering its brevity.
  3. Dec 10, 2013
    80
    The payoff comes about a third of the way in, when the spirit of Foghat makes an unexpected appearance and everything goes boogie. [Oct 2013, p.55]
  4. Nov 6, 2013
    74
    For the most part Threace careens joyfully through a series of angular, happy-to-be-alive polyrhythms that are primal in their appeal.
  5. Oct 17, 2013
    73
    On Threace, the group’s second full-length for Drag City, Cave’s heart still beats to the motorik pulse, but they’ve broadened out their repertoire to include some of the other groovy, stoney sounds of the 70s.
  6. 70
    They’re a patient, intrepid, explorative band that rewards the patient, intrepid, explorative listener.
  7. Dec 6, 2013
    70
    Though their ongoing debt to the Krautrock canon remains evident, their stoner brew is now heavily spiced with influences drawn from Afrobeat, funk and space-rock. [Jan 2014, p.72]

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