The music is somewhat repetitive and based mainly on rhythmic patterns with variable dynamic, although these change occasionally. All is teamwork, there are hardly any solos; one could even deny the existence of composed melodies. It mixes the appeal of minimal music with a rock approach to the instruments and could as such be seen as archetypical post rock; the time signatures and the obvious attention to precision make it more math rock.
Overall this is very elegant, atmospheric and convincing and I like it a lot. I don't give it 5 stars because one can criticise this as a bit too uniform; of course if you're in the mood for this kind of thing, you may be quite happy about the fact that they go for it from beginning to end without flinching.
Review by Mellotron Storm Prog Reviewer. This is minimalistic and precise and it sounds really good. It opens with guitar which is the focus for the most part.
I just like the music in relation to the title of this song as it does feel like we are out in deep space. Check it out 3 minutes in as it turns minimalistic and dark. It starts off with some passion before settling right down then building.
It's very mellow before 8 minutes to the end. I do prefer this one to the last one but not by a lot. Both are solid 4 star albums in my opinion. I just get lost in this album even if Math Rock is not a sub-genre i'm big into. I won't say much on each track but first up is "Static Motion" the title track that some compare to being a cross between "Fracture" and "Meeting Of The Spirits".
Atmosphere to start as the drums rumble in and out. Picked guitar after a minute and a second one joins in. It settles in around 2 minutes with drums and bass. This is so good! I just adore this minimalistic stuff that is so dark and precise. It has this "Lost In Space" vibe to it. Nice bass after 3 minutes as well.
Man I dig this album yet I get the reasons some are less than thrilled with it. A solid 4 stars. Review by admireArt Prog Reviewer.
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