Comets On Fire - Avatar (2006) EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 333 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 126 MB | Covers (17 MB) included Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sub Pop Records (SPCD 704)
After 2004's critically acclaimed Blue Cathedral, one might have expected Comets on Fire to blast off into the cosmos in an infinite flurry of lysergic spasmodicism. Surprising, then, that they should turn in an earthy, more accessible and downright beautiful album as their follow-up. Then again, it is a completely logical progression, but in reverse, sort of. On Avatar their astonishing new album, Comets display development in every direction: as musicians, as songwriters, as arrangers and as singers (?!), without sacrificing one ounce of the intensity that is expected from our heroes. As on Blue Cathedral, the diversity of the material is staggering. Avatar veers from swinging, bluesy explorations to piano-laced, progressive power balladry, to pure tribalism, evoking everyone from the Allmans, to Quicksilver, to Procol Harum, to some insane Fela/Sun Ra/Crazy Horse hybrid, yet remains wholly Comets on Fire. Though they play cleaner and clearer, their firepower is evident and abundant. They have shifted gears and opened themselves up completely. You should do the same.
Tracklist: 01. Dogwood Rust 02. Jaybird 03. Lucifer's Memory 04. The Swallow's Eye 05. Holy Teeth 06. Sour Smoke 07. Hatched Upon the Age