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Zacht Automaat - P Is For Progress

Zacht Automaat - P Is For Progress

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Idée Fixe Records - IF037LP

Carrying on the themes of 2016's Normality Bias and 2018's Memory of the World, namely society's apparent willful blindness to uncomfortable truths, P is for Progress documents the last sessions in which Zacht Automaat were able to share the same physical space. From the pumping piano that gives way to dueling fuzz and swelling organ in Bite The Invisible Hand to the blown out and unhinged paranoia of I Know Bill Gates, the band offer multiple psychoacoustically engineered forays into psych and prog. Later the hypnotizing ode to a rescued console organ, Cascading Mabel, resets the mood by introducing the damaged jazz and sideways swing of the album's final numbers: A Dog on a Journey, A Dog in the Rain and Put the World in a Plastic Bag.

Carl expands on the group's inspiration: "A lot of our music is about the chaotic nature of modern existence. Since it is instrumental, you will have to take our word for it. P is for Progress ups the song quotient and makes more nods to glam and rock than in the past, while still taking long sonic digressions." Fusing diverse influences such as Pharaoh Sanders, The Fall, Nina Simone, Canterbury prog and classical, the duo create a sonically kaleidoscopic instrumental wonder rendered in a euphoric haze of odd order harmonics and tape compression.

Side A:
Bite The Invisible Hand
Honey Party
Memories With Feeling
Now That You Know It's True
Under The Earth, A Seed
I Know Bill Gates
It Couldn't Happen Again

Side B:
Cascading Mabel
A Dog On A Journey
A Dog In The Rain
Put The World In A Plastic Bag

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