Pulseve - Magnet - No. 057

Label : Brlog Records
ID : 057
Year : 2012
Artist : Pulseve
Album : Magnet
Tracks : 04/04
T/L : 0:27:32 h/min/sec

01. Kissing Like Piranas ( self destruction disguised as love )   
02. Night Skydiving ( desire to men is gravity to earth )   
03. The Last Bullfight ( ultimatum por el matador )   
04. Vulchaos ( chill magma before use )   




Despite being only four tracks, 'Magnet' is not an EP from Pulseve. This Prog/ Alternative instrumental group gives a different spin on the genre which may be well welcomed by listeners. They're not overly ambient or flamboyant in trying to get technical, but rather walk the middle road and as a result, each epic track on this album is rather enjoying to listen. Nothing is too hard or too slow, but rather laid back and just a breath of fresh air. "Kissing Like Piranas" is dark, charging, and bass driven with the drums behind it while the only real proggy part being the keyboards; without them one would think they were enjoying Drone or Atmospheric Doom Metal with psychedlic elements. Other tracks like "Night Skydiving" are more rock oriented with jazzy touches. The heaviest track on the album is "Vulchaos," but it isn't like Death or Black Metal heavy or even Dream Theater heavy. The instruments are turned up a bit louder and it sounds like some electric guitar has been introduced to give a sharper sound, but it doesn't break from the overall atmosphere that makes this listen sound like a lay on one of the best beaches in the world, with no vocals to ruin it.
Like any 'epic instrumental' album the song lengths average out to about eight minutes a track. Still barely adding up to forty minutes, it makes the album a bearable length rather than an hour between such a limited space of options. However, Pulseve keeps continuity with their tracks, offering slight variations between each one so there is a reason to listen through the whole album rather than skip around and feel like they heard one giant track as opposed to four different ones. As limited as it may sound instrumentally, the music wielded by the artists break these limitations in a way very similar to how Evan Brewer broke the limits on what a bass soloist could release. This is not really going to stand out on a technical or 'heaviness' level- it probably won't inspire any head banging. Instead, consider it an alternative to just mellow out to while doing some reading on a rainy day; sometimes a peaceful listen is one of the more purifying ones