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Review: 'Monkey Plot'
'Angående omstendigheter som ikke lar seg nedtegne'   

-  Album: 'Angående omstendigheter som ikke lar seg nedtegne' -  Label: 'Hubro'
-  Genre: 'Folk' -  Release Date: 'HUBROLP2547'

Our Rating:
‘Quaint’ may not be a word that often comes to mind when describing music, but it’s perhaps the most fitting adjective when it comes to this experimental work. The trio play guitar, double bass and drums, but in most unconventional ways. Monkey Plot may no longer throw bananas around at their gigs, but their music is still pretty off the wall.

There are recognisable chords strummed, but more often than not, the strings are picked, plucked and scraped. The drumming isn’t about building solid rhythms, but fluttering, clattering incidentals, and the double bass adds texture and depth. There are fleeting moments of primitive folk music which emerge from the wafting whistles and hums, the thrumming and the ticks and flicks.

There’s a lot of space around the notes and the individual instruments, and there’s a very organic feel to both the sounds and the performances. It makes for an intriguing work, and no mistake. Yes, ‘quaint’ is definitely the word.

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  author: Christopher Nosnibor

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Monkey Plot - Angående omstendigheter som ikke lar seg nedtegne