Crime In Choir
Trumpery Metier

Label: Gold Standard Labs
Release Date: Oct-31-2006


Trumpery Metier is seriously everything you want in a modern day prog album. Crime in Choir, along with Zombi, are bringing buzz-saw synths back into vogue. Nary a vocal is to be found on the album, which is just how it should be. The instrumentation throughout the album is splendid, but it is the sporadic use of the saxophone that puts the icing on the cake.

There are plenty of standout tracks on the release. "Complete Upsmanship" is the first track to grab your attention. It is a hair over three minutes and is the perfect track to get you ready for "Land of Sherry Wine and Spanish Hours" which clocks in at over seven minutes. Both tracks highlight Crime in Choir at their very finest. "Measure of a Master" and "Octopus in the Piano" are also great tracks but the title track, "Trumpery Metier," is the best on the record.

1. Women of Reduction
2. Complete Upmanship
3. Land of Sherry Wine and Spanish Horses
4. Grande Gallo
5. Measure of a Master
6. Trumpery Metier
7. High Thin Circus
8. The Hollow Crown
9. Octopus in the Piano

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