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Days Between Stations


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3.85 | 82 ratings

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3 stars Interesting. A post rock with space rock sensibilites. Wait a second, who am I to talk about artists's sensibilities?

The truth is, the artists are using approach widely known as 'post rock' - quite a vague term, especially when you experience such a dissection point. However, a prog rock fan will instantly recogniz PINK FLOYD influences - circa 'Dark Side Of The Moon' which is, I am admitting it again, not my cup of tea to say the least. There are nice floydian synth solos over the melancholic atmosphere, there are also gilmourian guitars (or should I say latimerian, but that's kinda the same in this case) and after all there are female 'woh-yeah' soul vocals not unlike 'The Great Gig In The sky'. These parameters are most evident in 'Either/Or', but floyds are actually knitted through the whole texture of the album.

Those more contemplative, longer tracks are more in the post rock vein + touches of space rock, but this time less distinctively floydian - and there's a solid amount of ambiental things thrown on for a good measure.

This is not evident at first sight, I have to admit, they did that fusion properly. This is not your typical debut album, heading towards million direction and being directionless at the same time. No, it's coherent, the sound is fine, nothing to complain about. I must give thumbs up for a 'Radio Song' which is, in a way an artistic, parodizing statement and not an intention to sell out. At least that's my impression. Bouncy, catchy, with carefully chosen simple synth timbres, sort of art-electro-pop. And there's the final suite, which suits the aforementioned description of the sound picture, but emphasizes melancholy with a brass section. To picture it, try to imagine it as a 'Rock Bottom' in it's full melancholy and intimacy but crafted in the post-rock, that pretty much sums it up for me.

The rating is reflection of my taste only. If you think this might be for you, go for it and most likely you won't regret it. If however, you don't think it's your cup of tea - and you're aiming other sides of prog rock spectrum, this one won't satisfy you, but I'm quite sure it won't annoy you neither. To sum it up, it's worth checking.

clarke2001 | 3/5 |


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