Review - Pippo’s Progress EP
An instrumentally complex, layered sound meets happy vibes and presenting thoughts similar to those produced by Battles and Don Caballero. Pippo’s Progress really knocked any expectations I might’ve had right out of me, spawning simple joy as if going through a time machine to simpler times. It stirs the mind and embellishes the soul, seemingly creating a rift in reality, and the riffs really cause you to lose track of reality.
The guitars are clearly the stars of the show, dancing around each as the perfect shooting stars would. Occasionally delivering dissonant riffs, the complexity surpasses many feats of talented musicians. However repetitive the textures, they portray imaginary landscapes as if their ultimate mission is to inspire. Within this one album, the band appears to cover all the emotions, dazzling the senses and stunning the ears.
Ultimately, Pippo’s Progress is nothing short of extraordinary. However, if you don’t prefer repetitive sound textures, I wouldn’t bother looking into them. If, however, you get joy out of utter instrumental prowess, this is the record for you.
A review by Jeff Pish (A guest writer for The Math Rock Blog) of Math-rock.net. A website created to help people find new music, primarily those who are new to ‘Math Rock’.