Kayo Dot

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Country United States
Added By ivansfr0st
12 years ago
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2003-2008 Metal
2010-2016 Rock
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8.0 x11
Free Form Experimental Prog Post Metal/Jazz
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25 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. 15 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 32 studio tracks by Kayo Dot.
Track durations range from 2m 40s to 17m 59s, averaging at 8m 23s with a standard deviation of 3m 37s.
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Review by HughesJB4 10 years ago <Permalink>
Kayo DotMyspace.com - Blue Lambency Downward 2008
9.8
Experimental Minimalistic Prog Rock
This album was a bit of a departure from previous Kayo Dot releases, in that it does away with the post metal aspect entirely.
The song writing is incredible and the album is packed full of emotion from start to finish, with many incredibly inspiring moments along the journey.
Full of complex instrumentation and being very much avant garde and experimental, yet always feeling natural, I found it an absolute joy to listen to.
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Review by ivansfr0st 12 years ago <Permalink>
Kayo DotMyspace.com - Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue 2006
9.7
Free Form Experimental Prog Post Rock
After such an unexpected, earth-shattering debut as Choirs of the Eye it is not surprising that Kayo Dot 's fans had high expectations for this album. Well, what did they expect? An album done in the traditions and under the borders of the first release? A return to the roots of maudlin of the Well ? Or a an album that sounds like nothing you've ever heard before, let alone the group's previous efforts? I am proud to say that, in this case, it is the latter. When Choirs of the Eye was released, many loyal fans of the group couldn't accept the metamorphosis, which was the transition between Bath/Leaving Your Body Map and CotE . The "songs" were hardly songs anymore and would be better described as "free compositions , which opened new inspiration sources to the artists, however, with it also became more challenging for the average listener. Is the change between Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue and its predecessor even more apparant? Definitely, although now that the listeners are prepared to expect anything from Kayo Dot , it is not as surprising as it used to be. The new release seems more carefree and laid-down, surely jazzier and not as post-rocking as the debut. Those who enjoyed Choirs of the Eye (like myself)should prepare for a brand new experience once again.

The album is opened with Gemini Becoming The Tripod , a dramatic, atmospheric song with both quiet, dreaming parts, as well as apocalyptic, distorted and drone-doomy ones. The vocals(and lyrics too!) used here suit the music perfectly, and the instrumentation matches the mood of the composition - even the woodwinds help to get the message across. I especially like the outro of this track - the one that starts after the vocals end. ... -> show full review
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Choirs Of The Eye 2003
 #1

8.8 x13
Experimental Minimalistic Prog Post Metal/Independent
Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue 2006
 #2

8.5 x13
Free Form Experimental Prog Post Metal/Independent
Blue Lambency Downward 2008
 #3

8.4 x14
Experimental Minimalistic Prog Post Metal/Jazz
Coffins On Io 2014
 #4

8.4 x4
Avant-Garde Prog Rock/Independent
Coyote 2010
 #5

7.7 x4
Experimental Prog Rock/Independent
Plastic House on Base of Sky 2016
 #6

8.1 x3
Non-Prog Post Rock/Independent
Gamma Knife 2012
 #7

7.2 x2
Avant-Garde Prog Rock/Jazz
Hubardo 2013
 #8

6.5 x1
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
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Plastic House on Base of Sky 2016
 10 months ago
rushfan4
8.4
Prog Post Rock/Electronic
Coffins On Io 2014
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.1
Atmospheric Prog-Related Independent
Coffins On Io 2014
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Coffins On Io 2014
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Coffins On Io 2014
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Coffins On Io 2014
 4 years ago
Jozef47
9.1
Atmospheric Prog-Related Independent
Stained Glass 2010, EP
 4 years ago
rushfan4
7.7
Prog Post Rock
Hubardo 2013
 5 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Gamma Knife 2012
 5 years ago
rushfan4
7.9
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Stained Glass 2010, EP
 6 years ago
rushfan4
7.7
Prog Post Rock
Stained Glass 2010, EP
 6 years ago
rushfan4
7.7
Prog Post Rock
Choirs Of The Eye 2003
 6 years ago
rushfan4
4.0
Prog Post Metal
Stained Glass 2010, EP
 6 years ago
rushfan4
7.7
Prog Post Rock
Stained Glass 2010, EP
 7 years ago
rushfan4
7.7
Prog Post Rock
Live August 31, 2010 2010, Live
 8 years ago
rushfan4
7.2
Prog Post Rock
Choirs Of The Eye 2003
 8 years ago
Jozef47
7.2
Avant-Garde Prog Post Metal/Independent
Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue 2006
 9 years ago
Jozef47
7.2
Avant-Garde Prog Post Metal/Independent
Blue Lambency Downward 2008
 10 years ago
Mike
8.6
Minimalistic Experimental Prog Metal/Rock