Progressive Rhode Island trio Urdog concocts inventive, abstract music for head-trippers on the follow-up to 2004's Garden of Bones. Heavily saturated by Jeff Knoch's Farfisa, the expressive kitwork of drummer/vocalist Erin Rosenthal, and acid guitar maestro Dave Lifriri, Urdog may be an acquired taste, but with hints of early Pink Floyd, Can, Amon Düül, and King Crimson, tracks like the instrumental "Path of the Meridians" and the offbeat "Robur, the Conqueror" will never bore the listener. "Nepenthe" is a soothing initiation to the colorful soundscapes that follow, and while it may not be for everyone, Urdog barks with life.
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