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The only element to expect is more understated intelligent brilliance

Posted September 11, 2015

**** it’s perhaps their least classifiable album to date, certainly the most interesting, and arguably the best… they remain one of the most interesting bands around – and a terrific live act

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**** Get The Blessing have successfully achieved in Lope and Antilope the right balance between what once was and what now is

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This is an album to listen to and revisit, full of creative interplay, sonic tricks, clever minimal solos and huge and varied atmosphere

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bristles with more improvising and ensemble ingenuity and the result is an album that manages to unleash the momentum trip hop hampered by the constraints of downtempo dance music could never really tackle

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The eccentricity of Get the Blessing’s disparate influences have, with this album, congealed into a captivating, compulsively listenable singularity

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The title of U.K. quartet Get the Blessing’s third album, OC DC, explicitly references two of their prime inspirations, Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry. At the same time, it winkingly acknowledges Australia’s greatest hard-rock export. The band’s iridescent melodies and …
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**** moody as a moonlit street, and instantly recognisable

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The sound of Bristol-based quartet Get the Blessing is as moody as a moonlit street, and instantly recognisable. The sharp, agile melodies shared between sax player Jake McMurchie and Pete Judge’s soft-edged muted trumpet suggests Sixties jazz, but the punky …
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*** mixes the spirit of Ornette Coleman with the electric thump of indie rock… OC DC is their most convincing yet

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Over three albums, the Bristol-based foursome have made smart, subtle music that mixes the spirit of Ornette Coleman with the electric thump of indie rock. OC DC, with its mordant wit and sly tunes, is their most convincing yet. Over …
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**** grinding, hypnotic basslines…strong melodies.. Sometimes flirting with dub and a cerebral brand of fusion that recalls Soft Machine

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Ornette-inspired jazz-rock for sax, trumpet, bass and drums. This Bristol-based quartet – who include touring members of Portishead and Radiohead – emeged as an Ornette Coleman tribute band but have since moved away from jazz with each successive release. While …
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mixes scorching rock with Ornette Coleman-like sax and much more besides to thrilling effect

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thundering rock-bass grooves and scorching horn sound “afraid” doesn’t seem to be in their vocabulary