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Post Rock/Math rock

3.92 | 26 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars SLEEPMAKESWAVES are a Post-Rock band out of Australia and this is their first full length album released in 2011. A four piece of two guitarists, a bass player/programmer and drummer. We do get some guest trumpet on one track and violin on another. This is melodic and clear sounding and it's a little different than some Post-Rock with the way the outbursts come suddenly instead of slowly building. I'm not into a lot of the programmed sounds though, especially the percussion that sounds like a drum machine. The album sort of tails off quickly for me with those last three songs as well. Still I enjoyed this quite a bit being as I've been on a Post-Rock binge of late.

"To You They Are Birds, To Me They Are Voices In The Forest" is my favourite but even the way this ends with what is supposed to be a bird slowly chirping from programming sounds cheap(haha). This kicks in hard 30 seconds in surprisingly as a catchy beat and in your face guitars hits us. It calms right back down though a minute later. It starts to build after 2 minutes with guitars and drums then settles again after 3 minutes. It suddenly kicks in hard though rather quickly.

"In Limbs And Joints" has a catchy guitar melody as the other guitar and more come and go. Drums before a minute. A pleasant but rich sound here then it turns pretty heavy after 3 minutes. "Our Time Is Short But Your Watch Is Slow" is slow moving as well with atmosphere before it builds some with percussion-like sounds I don't like and more. It ends like it began. "A Gaze Blank And Pitiless As The Sun" has spoken words and atmosphere to start. Those words end before a minute as the guitar comes in then more as it builds. It's much fuller at 2 1/2 minutes. Nice. A calm after 3 minutes then it explodes around 3 1/2 minutes. A sudden calm before 6 minutes with sparse guitar then trumpet and a beat join in.

"(Hello) Cloud Mountain" is mellow early on but it turns fuller a minute in as the tempo picks up too. Catchy as well then it kicks in pretty hard at 2 minutes. It settles right back before 3 minutes. Not bad. The next two songs don't do a lot for me. "Now We Rise And We Are Everywhere" opens with voices and chime-like sounds and more as it builds. It settles back around 2 minutes as a beat then arrives. Guitar only 3 minutes in then it builds again.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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