yourcodenameis:milo - Ignoto

Liam McGrady 18/04/2005

Rating: 4/5

“THE SKYYYYY IS AT HAAAANND!!!!” As 'I Am Connecting Flight' careers in with reckless abandon, you realise that any ideas of sitting back and relaxing with a new record have been shattered - by fractured and bruised riffs, awkward rhythms and cryptic lyrics. 'Ignoto' is an album on the edge, it's like nervous tension released through squealing guitars and tribal drums, and it's songs aren't so much songs; more like feelings described through music. '17' is an exhilarating rush, with vocalist Paul Mullen wailing that, “Some days we take it all for granted, take it all for granted” and is like running too fast down a hill, knowing you're going to fall at the bottom; but not caring, while 'Team Radar' on the other hand is slow burning and introspective; beautiful and fragile, with the simple message of “Don't wait”. At times this album can be hard work, challenging the listener to really be listening; and for that it's remarkably rewarding when everything falls into place.

(originally part of the This Month We Have Mostly Been Listening To... feature)