feathergun On a previous blog I posted about the band Rishloo. They are a progressive band from Seattle, and they make great music. When they released their first album, Terras Fames, they drew the inevitable Tool comparison, primarily based on their style of playing, moreso than their actual sound. While there were Tool-esque bits and pieces on both Terras Fames, and their second release, Eidolon, Rishloo’s music goes far beyond simple polyrhythms.

Which brings us to Rishloo’s third release, Feathergun. To say that Feathergun is an amazing record is quite an understatement. It is a fucking masterpiece. I hate when people use that word to describe music, and I was hesitant to use it here, but it is fitting. It is progressive rock of a caliber far beyond mainstream progressive rock. I almost feel guilty listening to it. Its like they created Feathergun for someone far more deserving than I to listen to.

That’s not to say its inaccessible to mainstream listeners, it certainly is, it is just so fucking good. Deep, meaningful lyrics, clean vocals full of emotion, beautiful, intricate guitar work, and complex, yet subtle percussion serve to make Feathergun one of the best albums I’ve ever heard.

I’ll leave you with a couple of tracks from Feathergun. Don’t feel guilty, its okay.

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[ Turning Sheep Into Goats | 03:54 | 7.69mb | mp3 ]

and… for a more robust review of Rishloo the band, see this Grace…with ink post:

And so I close with a request: Listen to their new album, Feathergun. Listen to Terras Fames and Eidolon. Then, start telling everyone you know how amazing they are. Request their songs from your local radio stations. If they’ve never heard of them, tell them they should. I have no doubt that you will appreciate their talent and abilities, regardless of whether or not their style appeals to you.


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