Vessels – “Helioscope”

Album Reviews | Aug 28th, 2011

Record Label: Cuckundoo Records
Genre: Math Rock
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Decent, mostly instrumental math rock. Nothing here will create any new, grand epiphanies, but there are dynamic, even cinematic, moments here and there. “Later Than You Think” and “Art/Choke” are particularly enjoyable. But there is also a lot of skippable filler, like unnecessarily long intros and lengthy swaths of go-nowhere ambient.

“Helioscope” will suit your needs if you want to space out for 50 minutes, but you’ve heard all this before and likely better.

Bottom Line: Cookie cutter krautrock that seldom engages or challenges.
Notable Tracks: The Trap, Later Than You Think, Art/Choke
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