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  Maudlin Of The Well - Satan Stole My Teddybear
Maudlin of the Well, a critical favorite to say the least, are one of those bands that must often run into a sea of confused faces blankly staring at their productivity.
Maudlin of the Well has a rather large roster of members, which insinuates that there are as many conflicting interests and ideas as individuals involved in the band.
Maudlin of the Well has accomplished something that few artists are truly able to pull off: an extensive, lengthy double release that does not sound as though a good half hour could be left off with no detrimental effects.
www.ssmt-reviews.com /db/searchrev.php?artistID=710&showReview=true   (1760 words)

 Kayo Dot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kayo Dot sprang from the ashes of the band maudlin of the Well (officially spelt with a lowercase 'M' as "maudlin of the Well").
maudlin of the Well was a progressive metal band who formed in 1996 and disbanded in 2003.
At Hampshire, Driver became a student of jazz musician Yusef Lateef, whose theories of autophysiopsychic music influenced motW's (and to a greater extent Kayo Dot's) albums.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kayo_Dot   (536 words)

 Maudlin of the Well CD Reviews
Maudlin of the Well still take an Opeth-like approach to see-saw balancing of quieter, melodic sections and over-the-top brutality, however "Bath" focuses more on the band's brutal side and nearly dissonant shards of sonic combustion.
Maudlin of the Well adds crushing doom passages to the already wild palette of vibrant colors and broad brush strokes of their material.
Maudlin of the Well is Jason Bitner, Byron, Toby Driver, Maria-Stella Fountolakis, Sam Gutterman, Greg Massi, Terran Olson, and Josh Seipp-Williams.
www.roughedge.com /cdreviews/m/maudlinofthewell.htm   (605 words)

 Album Review MAUDLIN OF THE WELL-Bath :: Maelstrom :: Issue No 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Maudlin of the Well is Maelstrom's pick of the year in the "should be an instrumental band" category.
Musically, Maudlin of the Well incorporates quite an extreme range of harsh and soft, at some points sounding like Simon and Garfunkel, only to then change into double-bass heavy death metal, and all matter of points in-between.
However, it's selling Maudlin of the Well short to think of it as an Opeth clone, for Maudlin is far more adventurous in its instrumentation and exploration, incorporating more than the guitar/bass/drums standard to include horns and trombones, for example.
www.maelstrom.nu /ezine/review_iss7_237.php   (438 words)

 New Reviews [Extreme Metal]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Maudlin of the Well, for their second release, have done something normally dismissed as pretentious.
One thing Maudlin of the Well doesn't do well is getting bogged down with the complexity and eclectic character of their ambitious music.
Striking the strangest of balances, Poison of the Well is both wimpier and more extreme than the hordes of nu-metal bands plaguing the radio waves; bands that have tried (usually without success) to navigate the dangerous by-waters between white aggression and nerdy moping.
www.dvsrecords.com /edgeoftime/reviews/r17atmo2.shtml   (4476 words)

 March Metal Meltdown
Maudlin On The Well are the first band that can even begin to approach the eclectic nature of Forty Days Longing.
Maudlin On The Well utilize three guitarists, two vocalists (the bass player sings, too, for a total of three unique voices), bass, keyboards, drums, and trumpet (!!) for one hell of a sound.
Well, the last laugh was on me. I woke up the next day with a minor case of food poisoning and missed the second day of the Metalfest!
www.roughedge.com /live/marchmetalmeltdown.htm   (1471 words)

 Detailed Reviews [Maudlin Of The Well - 2001 - "Leaving Your Body Map"] - ProgressoR
Well, I've warned you that a trip into another bath of Well can be more dangerous, and you can even leave your body map (yeah, any individual is a whole world, full of a wide-variety of physical and mental events, apart from all others).
Well, we'll apologize to monsters for our misbehaviour and say we've just forgotten the maps of our bodies thereĀ… We're here already, though.
As well as "Bath", Maudlin Of The Well's "Leave Your Body Map" makes for more than simply a very interesting and original album (a unique blend of Art Rock and Prog Metal with use of jazz brass instruments, in addition, sounds great, doesn't it?), though it's tough to talk of them separately.
www.progressor.net /review/maudlin_of_the_well_2001_2.html   (805 words)

 Maudlin of the Well interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Maudlin of the Well cover a lot of musical territory: ranging from My Dying Bride/Autopsy style of doom/death metal to snippets of free jazz with the compulsory trumpets and horns to 70s psychedelic rock combined with the instrumentation of a Djam Karet or Ixt Adux.
Although the main writing of Maudlin of the Well stuff is done on the guitar with everything else added later to compliment it.
The members of MOTW will enter the studio immediately to begin recording this new progressive masterpiece of "astral metal." As before, they will incorporate diverse instrumentations and vocals to convey their vision of astral metal to the listener, however, this time there is enough material to span two individual CD releases!
www.dvsrecords.com /edgeoftime/e16/inmaudli.shtml   (4694 words)

 The Metal Crypt - Reviews
I will be doing the review of both these albums at the same time since after listening to this I think it should be taken as a whole rather than two separate works.
The first time I listened to the album "Bath" I thought someone had sent this to me by mistake since the first track "The Blue Ghost/ Shedding Qlipthoth" sounds like some sort of experimental art thing but as the album progressed I realized quickly that this is simply something that I had never EXPERIENCED before.
Don't get the idea that this CD is just filled with a bunch of artsy kind of bullshit because there are plenty of distorted guitars and death metal growls to go around but again it must be taken as a whole rather than just a part.
www.metalcrypt.com /pages/reviews.php?revid=254   (461 words)

 metalupdate.com - Features
Boston-area act Maudlin Of The Well are themselves stepping into sacred territory, taking a chance at releasing two albums, 'Bath' and 'Leaving Your Body Map' (on Dark Symphonies) at the same time.
There are not a lot of bands out there like MOTW, save for maybe Sculptured (on The End Records) from Washington State in the U.S. Both bands, while different in sound and approach, offer up a stunning and intimate descent into a world of creativity, diverse passages and eccentric ideas.
MOTW is far from it, lavishingly bringing in multiple styles (gothic / avantgarde / death) and utilizing the finer qualities of all those genres to shape and explore their music.
www.metalupdate.com /interviewmotw.html   (1475 words)

 CoC : Maudlin of the Well - Leaving Your Body Map : Review
One could tell by Maudlin of the Well's debut [CoC #46] that they weren't a band willing to take an easy path; but releasing two full-length albums simultaneously is a rather considerable risk to take and requires a very trusting label to back it up.
The music is overall melancholic, dreamy and atmospheric, but Maudlin of the Well insist on conveying a wide spectrum of emotions and musical influences with their music within both the mellower and harsher passages.
The varied and unconventional nature of Maudlin of the Well's music may not be to everyone's liking, but overall it worked well for me despite the fact that I am not impressed by experimentation for the sake of experimentation -- but then again, that is definitely not what Maudlin of the Well are all about.
www.chroniclesofchaos.com /Articles.aspx?id=2-2212   (522 words)

 Encyclopaedia Metallum - Reviews for Maudlin of the Well - Bath
I was first introduced to Maudlin of the Well by way of a sampler CD packaged with "a certain high-profile Canadian metal magazine" about two years ago.
Maudlin of the Well (furthermore referred to as MotW) have made their place as one of the best Progressive Metal groups out there, and this CD is a perfect showcase.
MotW has stated that there is some sort of secret message in the album that is made by a certain pattern they follow in their songs.
www.metal-archives.com /review.php?id=47   (1880 words)

 HIGH BIAS -- lead review
Massachusetts nonet maudlin of the Well is a great example of the kind of eclecticism that works.
MotW is conversant not just with death metal but also acoustic folk, psychedelia, instrumental post rock, shoegazing dream pop, prog and Gothic pop.
Maudlin of the Well is a band of true vision, and it's one you'd be remiss not to witness.
www.highbias.com /reviews/20011021_lead.html   (990 words)

 MAUDLIN OF THE WELL Bath reviews and MP3
Maudlin of the Well is truly one of modern music's most creative bands.
MotW are essentially a metal band, but if you're the type of person who has an allergic reaction to prog-metal then you need not worry.
Maudlin of the Well have alienated themselves from both space prog and extreme heavy metal.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=8356   (1924 words)

 maudlin of the Well - ambient atmospherics and harsh black-ish metal - "EER-MUSIC.com aka Eclectic Earwig Reviews Music ...
One of maudlin's greatest strengths is the way they can crescendo to loud, heavy passages, although they use plenty of abrupt transitions as well, but quite intelligently.
The only thing I can really fault maudlin of the Well for is their curious decision (or perhaps their label's decision?) to split what is obviously a single work into two separate albums.
Mark my words, maudlin of the Well are the new guys to watch in the metal world.
www.eer-music.com /EER_music_reviews/maudlin_of_the_Well.html   (491 words)

 Interview w/ Maudlin Of The Well   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
So in choosing names, when the name "Maudlin of the Well" was suggested it just fit perfectly with our sound and the kind of image we wanted to present with our music.
Well, I have become more of a red wine and whiskey kind of person in the last few years but when I drink beer I usually prefer my American piss beer like Bud Light or Coors or Miller High Life.
We'll mess around on different riffs in rehearsal for fun but we don't usually do cover versions live or on the albums.
www.frombelow.dk /interview_maudlin.htm   (1982 words)

 Lykos Web-Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Simultaneously releasing two album at once, Maudlin of The Well must be on its height of creativity.
Maudlin of The Well exploit the vast kingdom of mind and senses thoroughly.
The parts are well divided: you can get calm, relaxing tranquil compositions and brutal musical assault side-by-side.
www.lykoszine.co.uk /modules/lykos_reviews/index.php?op=r&cat_id=3&rev_id=15&sort_by   (278 words)

Maudlin of the Well is not just another pseudo avant-garde metal band.
Maudlin are not the easiest band to digest, they may not be for everyone’s consumption, but they offer fans of dark music something extremely unique and intellectually superior when compared to some of the leading bands selling the most records and getting the most exposure.
Maudlin is the sadness and melancholy resulting from the desire and drive and passion to find the well, a symbol for all odd knick-knacks out in the woods, an escape that is just out reach.
www.starvox.net /intview/mw.htm   (3665 words)

 Detailed Reviews [Maudlin Of The Well - 2001 - "Bath"] - ProgressoR
At last, Maudlin Of The Well's two brand new albums reached me on the last day of the first summer of the new millenium.
Well, I'll try to clear up confusion with this Well (called "Bath") - as much as I can (though I would like to dive neither in a usual can nor in German musical Can, in addition, at least at the moment), as at the moment I am Well being in this "Bath".
Well, it's time to tell of some special tracks on "Bath" in general, as well as of some specific episodes on it in particular.
www.progressor.net /review/maudlin_of_the_well_2001.html   (855 words)

 Kayo Dot - Satan Stole My Teddybear
The year 2003 saw avantgarde metal band Maudlin of the Well change its name to the equally esoteric Kayo Dot, join the roster of John Zorn’s Tzadik record label (thereby somewhat acrimoniously terminating their tenure with Dark Symphonies), and release an album that is far and beyond better than anything released under their previous moniker.
The normally restrictive confines of classical composition (yes, I am a notoriously lazy musician) do not really come into play as the music itself leaves a lot of room in which the members can improvise and noodle around on their respective instruments.
Whereas Maudlin of the Well’s more experimental (read: weird) moments were occasionally forced in approach, Kayo Dot tends to go about things in a much more organic and moody way.
www.ssmt-reviews.com /db/searchrev.php?artistID=1453&showReview=true   (227 words)

 DigitalMetal.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Massachusetts' atmospheric metallers Maudlin Of The Well are currently writing material for the follow-up to last year's ambitiously envisioned two-disc release Bath and Leaving Your Body Map.
Maudlin Of The Well will enter Zing Studios (Killswitch Engage, Burial) with producer Jim West co-producing and at the engineering helm.
In similar news, Maudlin Of The Well of the well have confirmed the departure of Maria (vocals) and Sam (drums), both of whom left the band for "personal reasons," while vocalist Byron is staying out of the live setting to focus on studies.
www.digitalmetal.com /news.asp?cid=2838   (158 words)

 Gerpok : User Profile :: JamesNoble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Maudlin of the Well - Gleam in Ranks
Maudlin of the Well - Bizarre Flower/A Violent Mist
Maudlin of the Well - Stones of October's Sobbing
gerpok.com /uid/4862   (140 words)

 Maudlin Of The Well - Bath - review @ Tartareandesire.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dark Symphonies has made themselves a name as one of the only labels for metal of the darker and more experimental kind and Maudlin Of The Well are without a doubt one of the most unconventional bands ever to exist on this planet.
The music of Maudlin Of The Well has been labeled as progressive astral metal which is perhaps a good name for it although it defies all attempts of a good description.
Their debut album was released last years and since then they have recorded around two hours of music that is now being released on two albums at the same time of which "Bath" is one.
www.tartareandesire.com /reviews/motw1.html   (242 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Hard to compare this album with any other band, only band I could think of kind of similiar to this is Opeth but Maudlin of the Well is much more richer in diverse music genres.
When the two album are listened together, theres suppose to be some hidden message and at their mp3 site they have a secret untitled song that sums up the meaning or something.
Maudlin of the Well not only is good with blending genres of music but also at putting some meanings and relevance in their music, they are quickly becoming one of my favorite bands.
www.mtvhell.com /reviews/leavingyourbodymap.html   (407 words)

 Maudlin of the Well "Through Languid Veins" (demo 1996)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Maudlin of the Well oves probably quite a lot to European doom metal, especially for early My Dying Bride.
There are lots of eerie, adventurous and haunting melodies created by the keys and clarinets as well as non-distorted electric guitars in contrast for heavy and distorted gloomy riffs.
Maudlin of the Well is another nice addition to the doom junkie ring (Hi Goden!) of United States and I am quite sure it shouldn't take too long for some label to sign this band.
www.dse.nl /~inferno/current/demos/maudlinofthewell.html   (500 words)

"...Forming from the ashes of prog metal underground heroes Maudlin of the Well, Kayo Dot's music is far removed from the former band's sound as well as from virtually anything else you're likely to hear.
With heavy metal instrumentation cascading with layers of sound created by keyboards, flute, clarinet, and saxophone, nearly excruciatingly subtle passages of lulls and distant melodies frequently erupt in a storm of chaos and claustrophobic textures of tension and impending doom...
If you're not familiar with Kayo Dot's debut release or their previous musical incarnation, Maudlin Of The Well, then I suggest you just listen to them, because to describe everything the collective does musically would extend well past the space I have here.
www.myspace.com /kayodot   (1796 words)

 BNR Metal Pages -- Maudlin Of The Well   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Maudlin Of The Well is one of the most eclectic bands ever featured here, or for that matter any reference dedicated to heavy music.
They are the kind of band who aren't just in left field, but out of the ballpark altogether, with a style that is virtually indescribable given its breadth of diverse styles.
After three albums, they broke up in 2002 or 2003, but several members are involved in another project called Kayo Dot, described as a continuation of the sounds created by Maudlin.
www.bnrmetal.com /groups/motw.htm   (131 words)

 Kayo Dot: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
After the progressive metal-oriented Maudlin of the Well disbanded in late 2002, some of the group's members were lost, and a change of direction was needed.
While Maudlin of the Well lived in the metal arena, Kayo Dot [+] approached music with a more modern classical attitude.
Guitars and vocals still drew from the world of rock and metal, but to stress this was a new band and direction, concerts contained no Maudlin of the Well material.
www.music.com /group/kayo_dot/1   (257 words)

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