The Gentle Art Of Cooking People
Power metal, Psychedelic, Post rock
My Sleeping Karma, Glowsun
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
If you’re intrigued by the name of the band, join the club. The Gentle Art Of Cooking People, a Post-rock and metal instrumental quartet from Krakow, Poland have unleashed a terrific debut EP upon us titled 0 (Zero). According to the band, the title "0" is related to the philosophic meaning of 0 as the beginning of everything, the starting point. It is represented by a circle where the beginning is the end at the same moment. Circle can represent the fullness and emptiness as well, the paradox of our reality. Based on this, the music shows an immense amount of creativity, these four instrumentals are quite entertaining and colorful.
1. King Tukan II (7:38) An energetic Post-rock track featuring swift percussion, heavy tight rhythms and a deep rich bass. The production is spot on as the music just fills the room and takes over. As the progresses, we are led to a brief moment of background vocals, adding another layer of mystic to the music these guys put forth.
2. Fly Like A Bird Die Like A Fly (10:30) The steady undercurrent of the bass carries this tune through many avenues of exploration. Crisp Post-metal styled guitars lead the way towards some open-ended atmospheric jams.
3: Dead Horse (7:28) A terrific blend of metal and Post-rock, quite possibly the standout track for us. Some psychedelic heaviness is introduced on the track with ISIS-like rhythms. The brief horn section in the middle is the icing on the cake, just a flat out brilliant tune.
4. Flying Sharks Sleeping Tardigrades (8:49) An interesting song title as we had to look up what a Tardigrade is. From Wikipedia: Tardigrades also known as water bears or moss piglets are water-dwelling, eight-legged, segmented micro-animals. They have been sighted from mountaintops to the deep sea, from tropical rain forests to the Antarctic. Tardigrades are notable for being perhaps the most durable of known organisms; they are able to survive extreme conditions that would be rapidly fatal to nearly all other known life forms. OK, were intrigued, so where does the music take us. Well, let’s just say the band does not disappoint. The effects in the beginning of this track are tremendous, the song sounds as if were being played at the deepest depths of the ocean. The song carries on to end with colorful blends of metal and Post-rock.
The Art of Cooking People fall into that metal/Post-rock category and to be honest, the genre doesn’t really even matter at this point. By the end of the day it’s heavy, stimulating music to add to your rotation. - 5/11/2016
Standout Tracks: Dead Horse, Flying Sharks Sleeping Tardigrades
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