I won’t repeat what I said in those posts but they will give you a pretty good idea of what these guys are about. I had zero knowledge of post-rock prior to these guys and I’ve confessed it isn’t my number one genre. When people ask me what it sounds like I say Pink Floyd minus the vocals. That is totally not true but it’s the closest I can come.
So as a guy who can be somewhat objective as it is not his chosen music but not entirely objective because, well, you know, what do I think? I am listening to it for the second time and I am digging it. It is NOT mellow relax music. In fact, it’s pretty intense. But I will tell you it’s nice to get out of my comfort zone once in a while.
Check out this tune called “All the Days” and stand the fuck back:
Excerpt from a review at Where Post Rock Dwells blog:
“Everything about this album is so crystal clear, it’s almost as if there isn’t a crystal at all. On my studio headphones, my economic earbuds, or in my 10-year-old car, it sounds brilliant. (The guys have their own studio and so, produced it themselves – ME).
He continues: “It has become an album for my whole life. From the streaming rivulet at the beginning to the babbling brook at the end, and for the crushing tides between, let it all flow over you. Become engulfed in this leviathan album. Most of my list for Album of the Year will be filled with tough choices. This isn’t one of them.” (That’s a little fuzzy. He means this is one of his top albums of the year not that it isn’t -ME).
Here’s the official video for “Waves”
I mentioned in one of my previous posts that they were invited to (and played) the Dunk! Festival in Belgium a few years back. They were invited again for next year. Tickets are on sale and even though they haven’t yet announced the line-up, the early bird tix are sold out.
And in one more interesting thing, the guys somehow got invited to do some kind of China tour! Hell, *I* haven’t even been to China. Don’t know much about that one but it sounds like a hell of a thing. My wife is afraid they’ll wind up in a Chinese prison. Probably will. Hell, it builds character I say.
You can listen to or preferably buy the thing as below. OR you could let the guys starve to death. Your call.
As a special bonus, here are some of the bands that inspired this album
Picture of the band below. Nick is the good-looking one second from left. Or maybe it’s just that the other guys are all so fucking ugly. Your call.