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I AM YOUR BASTARD WINGS

Eksi Ekso

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.77 | 8 ratings

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burritounit
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5 stars Eksi Ekso came out of the ashes of post rock band On Fire and immediately gave us this magnificent post rock masterpiece. Alas in "I Am Your Bastard Wings" you will not hear your typical post rock sound that you'd expect from other bands from the genre. Their sound could be described as post rock with vocals and with different instruments such as the cello, the oboe, the trumpet and the viola, almost resembling chamber rock with something slightly different.

Inside the album the songs are not long something common for modern post rock bands, lasting an average of 4 to 5 minutes. The vocalists, in particular one of the male vocalists and the female vocalist often sound similar to those from Gregor Samsa yet the other male vocalist has a more colorful sound. The music itself seems dramatic and brilliant in every aspect, as every song in the album is entitled to its own right. Each one could be easily identified such as the first song The Wintering/O' God, They've Frozen, Killing Texas, Albatross (which lasts 8 minutes), I Thought You Died the Last Time and The Gallows.

In overall "I Am Your Bastard Wings" has managed to go above the standards, something unusual, usually for a first release. The album should be next to post rock masterpieces such as the ones from GY!BE, Yndi Halda, Explosions in the Sky, etc. Indeed one of the best post rock releases of 2008 and it's definitely not to be missed.

burritounit | 5/5 |

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