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GOODBYE ENEMY AIRSHIP THE LANDLORD IS DEAD

Do Make Say Think

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.70 | 13 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
4 stars 4.5 stars really!!!!

DMST is a group that is often compared to GYBE! or ASMZ and not only because they are stable mates (Constellation records) but also because of their Montreal (well they are from Toronto but are based there) origins and similar sound. And this might be the record that managed these comparisons inevitable but also made them highly praised.

From the opening track with its tense guitars and wild sax and its follow-up with its repetitive electric arpeggios, everything about this album spells TENSION and it is simply ghastly as you discover one of the two title track evolving from quiet ambiances to insane chaos! Du grand art, monsieur!! The Apartment Song and All This Is True are also superb tracks that contribute to the great success of the album with only Bruce Kinesis being a slightly weaker track mostly because it is less focused but coming complete with al old organs well before the Hammond even existed.

This album and the first two GYBE! are what I would call genre-defining and clearly was responsible for the reputation of Constellation Records. However after such a solid album, DMST will have a very hard time to confirm such a brilliant album, but I must say that to their credit, they never tried to duplicate the sound or feeling of this album, just to have more success! Highly recommended and it does come to the shoulder height of Tortoise's debut album as far as post rock cornerstone.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |

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