Crippled Black Phoenix - No Sadness or Farewell

Crippled Black Phoenix - No Sadness or Farewell
Crippled Black Phoenix - No Sadness or Farewell Crippled Black Phoenix - No Sadness or Farewell
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Cool Green Recordings (CGR 73971)
Special Attributes: Mini-Album with a vinyl only track
Release Date: 10/2012
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After the release of the double album '(Mankind) The Crafty Ape' earlier this year and an extensive touring throughout Europe, 'No Sadness Or Farewell' will bring their mix of post-rock, folk and progressive rock that the fans love so much. This release also features the new vocalist John E. Vistic (

The opener of No Sadness Or Farewell is nothing but Crippled Black Phoenix at their best. Melodies of the Last Day combined with post-rock tunes and no vocals needed at all. However, post-rock by no means has become the golden thread again; there’s a lot of experimentation with very melodic, songwriting and pop parts going on. This sometimes arises a feeling of total relaxation and sometimes it kind of disturbs the lovers of old releases. One way or another, John E. Vistic reveals new possibilities for the Phoenix’s sound, although this new poppish approach now and then appears to be too theatric. Talking about Miriam Wolf and Belinda Kordic (who actually already appeared in Operation Mincemeat on (Mankind)…), the new female vocalists, one must say that their performances on the EP are really lovely, bringing another taste of melancholy and great psychedelic parts into the whole farewell concept. Despite all the new influences, the core sound hasn’t really changed, but sometimes may accept an unjustified subordinated role. Jonestown Martin crows with a dramatic monk choir combined with experimental and synthesised vocals, followed by a typical climax joined by even a few electronic tunes. In the end, there’s the question about “who shall protect us from our protectors”? Who shall protect Crippled Black Phoenix from experimenting too much? Let’s hope that nobody will ever dare it. This band still is worth a listen after every step they take and still one of the most underestimated post-rock, progressive and experimental bands around. (More info:

Track List

A1 How We Rock
A2 Hold On (So Goodbye To All Of That)

B1 One Armed Boxer
B2 Jonestown Martin
B3 Long Live Independence
B4 Maniac Beast (Vinyl only)

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