Madness In Miniature

October 25, 2011 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 25, 2011
  • Label: El Marko Records
  • Copyright: 2011 El Marko Records
  • Total Length: 39:54
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  • ASIN: B005O9APRK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,838 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By PuroShaggy on January 9, 2012
Format: Audio CD
The best two member band making music today does not have the word White or Black in their name. Instead, the husband-wife duo who comprise Mr. Gnome- he on technically impressive yet powerful drums, she on crunching guitars and all-over-the-map inspired vocals- have just released their third full length album and it is a non-stop barrage of heavy riffing, unpredictable tempo shifts, and all around enjoyable progressive metal rock alternative joy.
"House of Circles" unfolds like a mini-Bohemian Rhapsody, slowly building in intensity, erupting with a flurry of heavy riffs, and then abruptly dissolving into a psychedelic feast of multi-layered soaring harmonies. "We Sing Electric" touches upon Pearl Jam, Motorhead, and Soundgarden, all softened by aggressively feminine vocals. And as the album winds down, "Watch the City Sail Away" sounds like Kate Bush meets Janis Joplin and the result is spine-tingling.
There are enough hard rock riffs on this album to fill a Guitar Hero game. Husband is a technical wiz on drums who never loses sight of his intent to rock, and the wife has as many tricks up her guitar sleeve as either of those White or Black guitar heroes. As great as each of the songs is, the ebb and flow of the album- going from soft to loud to louder back to soft- is perfectly sequenced and makes it hard to stop listening once the play button is pushed. An excellent album that is worth many repeated listens.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Flaxman on February 5, 2012
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First off, the review written by "PuroShaggy" (before mine) is spot on, so I'll try to not duplicate what is said in that review and instead try to add a few other descriptions that will hopefully be useful if you're contemplating buying this album.

I'll be honest: I've listened to Mr. Gnome's previous albums and while they were interesting and impressive, a number of the songs on those previous albums have a somewhat disjointed feel that gets repetitive after a while (loud soft loud soft loud soft ...). But with Madness in Miniature, they've kept all their former strengths and prowess, and added some seriously inspired new elements. They've also come up with ways to use the loud-soft motif extremely effectively and in ways that do not feel repetitive. None of the songs on this album feels disjointed, and in fact, not only does each song work on its own, but they all just flow, one into the next, perfectly.

Simply put, this album is a masterpiece of composition and execution. I could not stop listening to it from the moment I heard the first big guitar riff on "Ate the Sun". The album is so rich and interesting that it's hard to go back and listen to anything mellow (that's the worst part about finding something SO good; it kind of spoils other stuff for you). I started telling every music lover I know: "Have you heard Mr. Gnome's latest? No? Get it. Now." A number of them subsequently told me: "Wow! Why didn't I know about this before?"
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By Kelly s ross on May 31, 2014
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Didn't find out about the concept behind it until afterward. Great album through its entire stretch. I definitely recommend this album.
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From the start of the album to the finish, this album sucks you in for 40 minutes. By the end of the album, you're pumped up and want more! To compare this to others, they sound like a spawn between the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Queens of the Stone Age. And I dig it!
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