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If These Trees Could Talk


Post Rock/Math rock

3.33 | 18 ratings

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3 stars I have no idea how i get knowledge of this band and i think that that could be a plus because you never know what to expect. But i nearly knew what to expect: post rock. First, let me say that this is not typical post rock. it's more rock. Second, you are maybe tired of all these instrumental groups that are called post rock and even if you are tired of this genre or you don't know what post rock is: you can have a good time listening to this album.

This Ep starts with Malabar Fronts, and from the beggining ITTCT show you what it's all about. This is a heavy song, guitar driven, good drums and intense. Maybe that's the word than can sintetize all: intense.

Smoke Stacks continues with the formula low-heavy, the whole album follows this forumla by the way, but somehow it's not so obvious. And ITTCT does not build up the songs slowly, they just smash you. This song is quite interesting leaded by an arpeggio and a guitar with ebow i think.

The Friscalating Dusklight it's preety much the same, but different. This song has it's own special touch. the bridge itīs the most amazing part, makes me feel anxious.

Well, that was what i call the first part. Formula, heavyness, intesity. the 3 songs left are the same but better, it's like an improved band.

Signal tree is the best song of the ep, has an amazin rythm and the drums are really cool, specially the part of the redoubling in drums, it adds a special flavor. This time the drums lead the song.

The death of Paradigm it's the second best song on this ep. There is a leitmotif that goes all over the song, i can say it's a typical post rock motif but this is slightly different. Has it's own beauty and it's well complemented with the other instruments. The reason this is not the best song on the ep is that ITTCT seems to have no idea how to improve this song, they're lack of ideas it's negative for the song. This could be a lot much better.

41°4'23n, -81°31'4w suffer lack of ideas from the band. this also could be a better song. But still rocks.

Finally i have to say that ITTCT put the rock on post rock and with 3 great song of 6, it makes a sure 3 stars.

Juliovp | 3/5 |


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