part 1: now, after a handfull of concerts and some additional "reefer-test-listenings" i cand finally come to the coclusion that extra life is simply my favorite band of all times. the more i listen to their records the more i love it and the more sounds i discover. the combination of the haunting meoldies that you mostly dont get to fully experiance and apprechiate on a first listen und the innovative vocals make them strangely entertaining. their fearless attitude towards breaking the flow and experimenting with sound puts them in the top places when it comes to avantgarde music. those feeling of apprechiation amplify when you ever had the chance to seem them perform live. their confident, serious and elevated presence can turn their sound into a beast more evil then the kvltest black metal.
sure, when speaking of their newest album "dream seeds", we talk about a much different one then "made flesh" at least on first listenings. made flesh was much easier to get used to, dream seeds seems to be more demanding. but if you give yourself time to experiance it in severall listenings and under different circumstances, you will see that its equaly as good. maybe even better, when you dig the consistent and sophisticated music of dream seeds. to put it in other words, i think it is their most mature album so far.
My very favourite emo-prog free-jazz wankery! I just cant get enough! The new record is boring, unimpressive and faux-abstract in all the right ways and the bad parts are so excellently terrible! I hope the next album is like this, but even worse!
I love 50% of their material, find 40% passable and 10% atrocious. When they're good, they're fucking awesome, and it's too bad they have to mix it up with that pretentious, unaesthetic free jazz wankery, but I think it's only a matter of time before we're through with this cultural dark age and great artists can go back to making real music again. http://www.imposemagazine.com/features/extra-life
So fucking horrible. "Made Flesh" has been in my iTunes for over a year based on someone's recommendation - and that someone's very lucky I can't remember who they are - only to be stumbled upon today to my abject horror. Emo prog, or, everything that can potentially go wrong in music. Ugh, I feel unclean for listening to 3 entire tracks before deleting with prejudice.