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Saxon Shore


Post Rock/Math rock

3.62 | 18 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars If your looking for some challenging music look elsewhere, but if you just want to enjoy some melodic, bright and accessible Post-Rock you've come to the right place. There is some good variety on this one as well with spacey synths and programming mixed with energetic guitars and heaviness.

"The Revolution Will Be Streaming" opens with those spacey sounds I was talking about as keys are gently played. Drums, then a full sound a minute in. There is a nice rhythm to this one. A calm 4 minutes in to end it. Great start. "This Shameless Moment" opens with softly played keys as other sounds come in and build. Guitars and drums lead the way as the song never quite explodes but it does get powerful at times. Excellent tune. "With A Red Suit You Will Become A Man" opens with some programming as heavy drums come in with guitar. The guitar is so good on this track. It really reminds me of THE CURE. Very melodic and a favourite of mine. "Silence Lends A Face To The Soul" features slow paced guitar notes as synths wash in the background. This is so emotional for some reason. It's slowly building until 3 1/2 minutes in when the guitar screams out, then the song calms to a whisper. Incredible. "Isolation By The Secrets Of Your Fellow Men" opens with synths as programmed sounds come in. Guitar and light drums 1 1/2 minutes in and build. Love the guitar 3 minutes in as it lays down some scorching melodies. It settles down a little before one last powerful section after 4 minutes, that goes on for 3 minutes. Nice.

"The Shaping Of A Helpless Joy" opens with spacey sounds as keys and then a full sound with drums replace it. Before 1 1/2 minutes it becomes an uptempo track with some great melodic guitar. That spacey sound is back briefly. This is a fun,energetic track that ends as it began. "Marked With The Knowledge" opens with a light keyboard melody that is joined before a minute by a full sound. Some blistering guitar 2 minutes in. It ends with spacey synths. "A Greatness At The Cost Of Goodness" opens with a beautiful spacey passage that is quite moving. After 1 1/2 minutes the tempo picks up with drums and keys before drifting back into this heavenly, lush, spacey sound again. This contrast continues and then 3 1/2 minutes in the song bursts with guitar leading the way. I again love the spacey PORCUPINE TREE / NOSOUND-like ending. "How We Conquered The Western World On Horseback" is laid back to begin with and then bass, guitar and drums create a melody that is tasteful and melodic. "The Lame Shall Enter First" is a cool title and something that Jesus would say. It's spacey to begin with for 1 1/2 minutes, and then heavy drums pound away with a full sound to follow. It starts to get fairly powerful until we reach the most explosive part of the record 4 1/2 minutes in. Killer sound. They've entered !

This one took me a while to really appreciate, but i really dig this band and the way they contrast the spacey sounds with the typical Post-Rock soundscapes.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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