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Posted December 15, 2020 by Mike Mineo in Alternative
 
 

The smallest Creature – “Would You Blink”

Magic Beans is the latest full-length from Cyprus-based rockers The smallest Creature. Opening track “Would You Blink” showcases their melodic, climatic qualities, traversing across psych-friendly, alt-rock soundscapes. Past the one-minute mark, distorted guitars glide with melodic whimsy, following an intriguing intro with ruminating guitars and spacey keys. In the context of the album, I’m reminded of the vigor of “2 + 2 = 5” on Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief, and how its thunderous rock-forward build-up set a great stage for the rest of the album. “Would You Blink” excels as an opener with its thunderous, rock-forward build from initial spacey keys. The rest of the album impresses as well, with a confident rock-forward sound heavy on melodies that are accessible yet creatively done.

Stream Magic Beans in full below:

“Would You Blink” and other memorable tracks released in September can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2020’ Spotify playlist.

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I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].