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Tick Tock

GazpachoAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Desert Flight 7:39Album Only
listen  2. The Walk Part I 8:03Album Only
listen  3. The Walk Part II 5:39Album Only
listen  4. Tick Tock Part I 7:16Album Only
listen  5. Tick Tock Part II 9:39Album Only
listen  6. Tick Tock Part III 5:30Album Only
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  • Audio CD (October 13, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: HWT Records
  • ASIN: B001S2CSWC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,693 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Norwegian band Gazpacho have been described by one critic as "classical post ambient nocturnal atmospheric folk world rock". Difficult to pigeonhole, the influence of bands like Radiohead, Muse, Marillion, Talk Talk and Porcupine Tree are evident. "Tick Tock", their fourth release, is sort of a Rock Opera of epic proportions, based upon the obscure French writer Antoine Saint-Exupéry's book "Wind, Sand and Stars" and is produced by Steve Lyon (Depeche Mode, Cure, Paul McCartney). "Tick Tock" places Gazpacho amongst the leading intelligent modern rock bands of the decade.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative, building, with much beauty April 18, 2009
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This album is not for everyone, but allow me to describe it so you know if this "shoe fits" you or not.
For those that have patience for complex songs with several structures, this record has excellent production, and many intricately placed and layered sounds.
Some would likely find some parts a bit repetitive, but with some of the repetition, new song structures get layered on.
In some ways, this record is like a cross between progressive rock and a symphony.
"Tick Tock Part II" is probably one of the richest tracks and isn't for the radio-friendly crowd, but is quite suspenseful and deliriously rewarding if you want some nice keyboards, flute, different guitars, and soaring and drawn out vocals.
I'm glad Last.fm and other sites that recommend music so very creative artists like Gazpacho can get their material out there.
I learned of these guys because I like Riverside, Porcupine Tree, No-Man, and other sort of psychedelic progressive rock acts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, intense, deep, amazing May 3, 2010
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I saw this group at ROSfest, 2010 and with each song they became more amazing to listen to.
The group is from Norway and as difficult and pehaps unfair it is to name a group or two
that they "sound like", it is naturally what is done. This is quite unfair, since this band
have their OWN very distinctive sound. If I may, if one weren't paying attention, they might even
trump more recent Marillion almost in a corner.

They band admits they have a tremendous influence from Porcupine Tree, so they
are most certainly prog. Very melodic and mesmerizing. Impossible for me to describe more other than to
say a flavor you will not find matched anywhere and perhaps you will indeed insist on having more and more.
Well done Gazpacho. I am truly led to say...wow...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars singing us a dream... Gazpacho November 13, 2010
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The music of Tick Tock is there to allow the vocal line its phenomenal emotional expression. Sometimes it almost feels like the moments of eerie northern ambience so skillfully reinforced by violins, flute, accordion, mandolin and mandola are like gusts of wind carrying the voice to its next great momentum. And then the rock music comes and lets the voice to rest. They are both rather sad and solemn and although personally I am just guessing something I am unable to experience, that sadness might fall upon quite a few listeners preventing them from enjoying this music. First song might do it as well, because for whatever reason that first song happens to be the album's weakest and sounds a bit over the top. I would suggest waiting for the proper moment so you don't reject this music before you give it a chance. And in the evening, when you find yourself left alone place a pair of quality headphones over your ears, dim your lights, lay down or sit down comfortably, close your eyes and start listening to song number 6 (Tick Tock part 3) at first, for a while. That one part alone is worth the price of this album, in gold. You should be able to notice and be moved by the beauty of creation of beauty which often overwhelms us, as it should.

The strength of this expression comes forward in the incredible emotion and depth of Jan Henrik Omhe's voice. Thom Yorke, Paul Buchanan, Chris de Burgh, Lisa Gerard and Marco Gluhmann come to mind because their voices are capable of similar expression. The melodies and instrumental arrangements create an appropriate background to vocal lines of Tick Tock but they mainly carry them forward.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Journey In Sound March 9, 2012
By dharma7
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Once in a while you stumble upon a band, and a sound that sends you off on an amazing sonic journey. This was my happy experience after deciding to give this album a listen. "Tick Tock" was the much anticipated follow up to Gazpacho's critically acclaimed "Night," and it did not disappoint the growing fan base for this emerging Norwegian band. Their sound is an artful blend of Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd and other discernible progressive rock influences, though I would call this more of an "art rock" sound. It is intricate and very deep, with layers and textures that must be listened to, not simply heard. Play it as background music and it may not seem impressive to you at first, as your mind is really elsewhere, and not on and inside the music. But put it on good speakers or decent headphones where the sound can envelop you and you will delight to the amazing ambiance and emotion these songs create. Up to 200 tracks layer this rich sound, as these classically trained musicians take you on a journey of aural discovery that surprises at every turn.

The album is the story of a plane crash in the desert, and the overland walk out to survival. Hence the opening track puts you on the plane in "Desert Flight." Then the long journey begins with the two part song "The walk," which transitions into the three part opus "Tick Tock," where the steady ticking of a clock times out the beat, fading and recurring through a wash of vocals, synth effects, mellotron, organ, piano, violin, guitars and even what sounds like an Orthodox Russian Men's chior! The music builds emotion, layer by layer, over 22 minutes in this triad, with a very satisfying swell of guitar when the band cranks up at the conclusion.
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