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Gone Is Gone
Echolocation Cooking Vinyl
by Rod Yates | January 5th, 2017 11:43:AM EST
Given that Gone Is Gone feature Mastodon bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, ATD-I drummer Tony Hajjar, QOTSA guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and composer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Zarin, it's no surprise that Echolocation is a sonically spectacular affair. Where it struggles, though, is in the area that matters most: songs. So while you can marvel at the Fragile-era NIN atmospherics of "Dublin" or the progressive rock mastery of pretty much every song here, recalling any standout moments once the album's over is difficult. As a mood piece Echolocation works wonderfully – as a collection of songs to really hold onto, it falls short.
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