3.8/5 - The first of a new generation of 'post-prog' bands influenced by the likes of The Pineapple Thief (even guesting their frontman on the first track), Anathema and Porcupine Tree, using modern airy post-rock ambience and clean guitar tones. Huge potential here but they need to find more of their own identity and give songs more content.
4.7/5 - A near-perfect progressive/stoner/doom/psychedelic record from a band with a distinctly original and ever-morphing sound. The first 2 tracks are absolutely flawless. Such a shame they broke up :'(
4/5 - Thumpermonkey manage to be innovative, dissonant, melodic and brilliant all at the same time, with some At the Drive-In, Oceansize and King Crimson thrown in there. An absolute hidden gem of a band, just listen to Wheezyboy for proof.
4.5/5 - Basslines as heavy as hell but an atmosphere as cold as the Canadian Arctic Circle. Who needs complex song structures when you have basslines that groove this hard, vocals this smooth and production this good? Atmospheric psychedelic rock doesn't get much better than this.
4.5/5 - Two twenty-five minute tracks of evolving progressive, spacey rock. Despite the length, there is not a single weak idea and the three musicians are incredibly tight, playing a distinctive blend of Pink Floyd, krautrock and Hawkwind. If Fjodor refine all their talent and ideas into a more structured and maybe even conceptual album, we may have a masterpiece on our hands.