Sacred Geometry by Pragmatica
Date Released 1/4/2012 Sales 11 Listens 19
On this limited edition release, Pragmatica offer up a collection of B-sides and unreleased cuts from their debut album, "Consider the Plot Thickened".
Originally deemed too personal a song for mass consumption, "Seeds of Eden" is Jed Lincoln's favorite composition he's ever written. Convinced by his bandmates to include it here, Lincoln said if he was gonna release it, he was gonna go big, which is why he included a full orchestral backing by Portland's own Elm Station Orchestra.
"The Running of the Grunions" is an 8-minute opus that doesn't utter a single lyric until nearly 5 minutes in. It has a completely different feel than the rest of "Consider the Plot Thickened", and presents an eery tone that's in stark contrast to Pragmatica's normally upbeat and energetic song structure. It's a conceptual glimpse at an already conceptual band.
"Sacred Geometry" contains the seedlings of what could've been a much more complex and affecting first outing for this experimental quartet.
And at the very least, it's a kick-ass companion piece to a stellar first album.
- 1. Seeds of Eden (3:09)
- 2. Smokeless Momo (3:25)
- 3. Luck Will Wear You Down (4:31)
- 4. Sacred Geometry (3:58)
- 5. The Running of the Grunions (8:03)
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"I don't usually listen to indie, but when I do, I listen to Pragmatica. Excellent job!"Tyman
"That a set of songs this good couldn't even make it on to Pragmatica's debut album is a real sign of the band's quality. 'Seeds of Eden' is a touching open track which sounds fantastic with its orchestral backing."Rooneil
"Great cover, great songs. "Eric