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Kaddisfly 3/8/2005

Review

Kaddisfly issued two self-released EPs and one LP before they signed with Hopeless Records and turned out this nicely crafted and beautifully produced album. Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn doesn't do itself any favors by sporting one of the more pretentious album titles of the year, and song titles like "Eres Tremulent" and "For the Ejection of Rest; They'll Dance" don't do much to ease the misgivings that any sensible person will have when looking over the package. But the music is a pleasant surprise -- emotional without being too bombastic, guitar-heavy and aggressive without ever quite tipping over into punkiness, Kaddisfly's sound will probably be categorized by the lazy as emo, but there's quite a bit more to it than that. "For the Ejection of Rest" flirts with dub, while "Osmosis in C" is unapologetically jazzy; other tracks contain strong hints of a math rock inclination amongst the guitarists. The album's final number, a ten-and-a-half-minute long epic titled "Horses Galloping on Sailboats," feels like self-indulgent filler, but everything else succeeds at being simultaneously fun, smart and interesting. ~ Rick Anderson
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 La Primera Natural Disaster Kaddisfly 3:15
  3. 2 A Message to the Flat Earth Society Kaddisfly 3:38
  4. 3 The Calm of Calamity Kaddisfly 4:59
  5. 4 Crimson Solitude Kaddisfly 4:34
  6. 5 Eres Tremulent Kaddisfly 4:52
  7. 6 New Moon Over Swift Water Kaddisfly 3:22
  8. 7 Let Weight Be Measured by Merit Kaddisfly 3:2
  9. 8 Akira Kaddisfly 2:23
  10. 9 For the Ejection of Rest; They'll Dance Kaddisfly 3:29
  11. 10 Osmosis in C Kaddisfly 4:19
  12. 11 What Comes of Honesty Kaddisfly 2:11
  13. 12 Five Tears From a Carpenter's Eye for Detail Kaddisfly 6:2
  14. 13 Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn Kaddisfly 5:46
  15. 14 Set Sail the Prtairie Kaddisfly 5:14
  16. 15 Horses Galloping on Sail Boats Kaddisfly 10:23

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