Oh wow, (mostly) instrumental music that keeps me thoroughly entertained!

An eclectic blend of Post-Rock, Jazz Fusion, and Metal, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving are, with the lack of a better word: AMAZING. With influences ranging from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Opeth, and Neurosis to Sigur Ros and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, you just kinda have to assume you’re getting into something highly experimental and different.

Through the course of their Tiny Fragments EP, you can hear lounge piano over frantic drumming and spastic guitar work that transforms into smoother sections. For a moment during the end  18-minute title track, we get sludge metal vocals over post-metal riffs and atmospheres. And that’s only the first track in this four track masterpiece.

Tiny Fragments Part Two acts as a perfect bridge between One and Three, with industrial noise creating an atmosphere that carries us from the metallic ending of One to the beautifully crafted epic post-rock glory that is Three. I cannot stress enough how amazing Part Three is. This structured soundscape is just unbelievable. It doesn’t have the pitfalls of being somewhat boring that plagues some post-rock. The closing track is the 10 minute Banshee. Through it’s course, you hear the same type of diverse elements heard through the three part title track. Astounding music.

Oh, and did I mention that their work is free? Shit yeah, it is. Listen to samples on their MySpace, and click below to download their Tiny Fragments EP. Their split EP with sleepmakeswaves can be downloaded through a link on their myspace as well. And that’s free too!

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving – Tiny Fragments gets

4/5

– JR

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