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Pindar's Apes

Powered by Audioscrobbler™If you look at the Reverbnation page for Pindar’s Apes (www.reverbnation.com/pindarsapes), not only will you find some great tunes, but also some suggestions of melodic links to the Manchu Qing dynasty. While I don’t know whether there’s any validity in this, if true I reckon it means the Manchu Qing dynasty would have been a hell of a time to be alive.

Pindar’s Apes play intensely melodic hymns to beauty, strained through their souls. They are, indeed, pretty timeless compositions and, although plaintive, have a way of jerking you out of your seat by grabbing you somewhere about the nape of your neck and thrusting, hard.

According to Herr Professor Doktor Boethius, ‘they (Pindar’s Apes) are played by the music they make and are sung and are brought into being by the songs’. Stay with this for a minute. It’s not a million miles away from the words of such luminaries as Gene Clark and Neil Young to describe their own bodies of work, and gives something of a key to unlock the mystery of this fine East Anglia-based collective.

It’s rare praised indeed to be mentioned in the same breath as Clark’s ‘No Other’ and Young’s ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’, but a piece of Pindar’s Apes fits very snugly in this timeless and boundless realm that locates the essence of music somewhere outside and beyond the physical world inhabited by mere musicians.

But there’s another piece. A piece you can’t locate. You’ll hear something in their music that you won’t find anywhere else. I don’t know what it is; I’m not sure I’ve ever heard it before, and that’s what gives any music its unique quality. Especially that of Pindar’s Apes.

Mark Whitby, Dandelion Radio

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