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Robocobra Quartet - Music For All Occasions album review

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Eloquent jazz-punk-prog fusion from Belfast newcomers Robocobra Quartet.

There are many different ways to be challenging, and sometimes less is more. In the case of Belfast’s Robocobra Quartet, that’s a minimal mix of early post-hardcore and jazz, played off against spoken word vocals that recall the style of Ian MacKaye from Fugazi. The post-hardcore period of course was heavily influential on the prog threads that were to become math- and post-rock, and echoes of that are here, for instance on rhythm-driven Correct and You’ll Shrug; Find X, sounds like Don Caballero with Pharaoh Sanders guesting on sax.

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