A true gem of an album. Math rock/jazz fusion/post-rock oh my!!! These cats cover a lot of ground but it's all incredibly performed and a real mind melting journey from start to finish. Think Tortoise and Don Cab on intergalactic space acid but with so much more emotion!
Favorite track: Echophrasia.
Al Costis: electric bass, vibraphone, lap steel guitar
Collin Clauson: keyboards
Conor Mackey: electric guitar, keyboards, vibraphone, programming
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya: drums, percussion
Steve Marek: electric bass
Matt Attfield played trombone on Echophrasia
Recorded and Mixed by Steve Marek and Conor Mackey
Mastered by Carl Saff
Artwork by Randi Stella
The guitar work is flashy, but not especially melodic except in bursts. It works, though. I can't hum "Shibuya," but I love it. The complicated guitar work is used for rhythmic effect instead, and the huge, nimble leaps between notes mix with a locked-in rhythm section to make an unusually joyful sound. dom_hucass
My favorite band of all time. I remember when I first met David, Forrest, and Yvette in Nashville. They were all so kind to me and even gave me a free copy of Efflorescence and then signed it! Huge thank you to Yvette for the birthday message on IG too! You all have truly changed my life for the better.
Favorite track: Hydra Jett Pratt