Volta Do Mar

At the Speed of Light or Day

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At the Speed of Light or Day seems to be a rather brain-twisting album. It's complex in its format, with nods towards Chicago underground instrumental music, prog art rock and psychotic jazz. Sometimes it feels as though the album can barely stand on its own weight. And yet it does, and does so with fair modesty and eagerness. It's as though Volta Do Mar begs you to stick your foot out to trip them and they survive even when you do. By no means is this meant to be relaxing or laid-back. Expect to pay attention and have your mind challenged by the intense ferocity of this album. People who desire that next step from Pele, Tortoise, or the Fucking Champs will no doubt be struck with interest by this project.

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