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Post Rock/Math rock

3.16 | 11 ratings

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3 stars A great EP!

The strange thing here in this EP, entitled "In Today Already Walks Tomorrow" is its 37- minute length, so it could have been released as a studio, full-length album actually. I ignore the reasons, but anyway that does not really matter. I have been attracted by Sleepmakeswaves lately, listening to their 2011 release, and downloading some free- releases via Lost Children's site, and now I can say I really like their music.

If you like post-rock with great and beautiful atmospheres, this may be for you. So this release with six songs starts with "I Will Write Peace on Your Wings and You Will Fly Over the World", we know some of these post-rock acts use to have long and peculiar titles. The song starts with guitars and drums, later bass joins and together begins to build up the structure, with a dark atmosphere at first, and then a rockier and crazier one. A couple of minutes later it slows down and produces that calm, even relaxing sound post-rock use to offer. Then it is slowly progressing, adding new elements until the sound is louder and more emotional.

"Exits to Nowhere" is the shortest track, and probably the lightest. Though it is nice, it does not have anything new to add to the genre, I mean, here we are listening to Mono or Explosions in the Sky, with a different name. This song leads to "One Day You Will Teach Me to Let Go of My Fears" has a spacey atmosphere created by synths, while drums, bass and guitars make their work. Honestly I cannot help but remembering Pink Floyd's "One of These Days", and I am pretty sure that Sleepmakeswaves are aware of it, at least for the first minute and a half. Later the song becomes heavier and drastically changes, creating that convergence between heavy and soft guitars that makes the so evident post-rock sound. And it progresses and every quarter new elements are being added, if you listen carefully, you will find a cool diversity of sounds. After five minutes the intensity decreases, everything slows down and it fades out.

"So That Children Will Always Shout Her Name" starts with mellow guitars that produce a peaceful sound, the bass lines are also noticeable (during the whole record, actually), and later drums and some electronic elements appear very softly. As one can imagine, the song's emotions increase later, involving us in its charm and atmosphere. After three minutes until the end, the music is wonderful, taking us into their realm, so one can close the eyes, see different things and experiment with our emotions. "It's Dark, It's Cold, It's Winter" is another shorter song, with a calm and passive sound produced mainly by guitars, and some electronic samples as background.

The last song is also the longest one. "What We Cannot Speak of Must Be Passed Ever in Silence" has eight minutes of very good post-rock in its better-known face. This track offers soft and slow progressions, calm guitars that little by little are producing more musical and emotional elements. Thought there are no dramatic changes, there are some moments in which its intensity increases, creating a heavier and disarming sound. Its structure is very well-crafted, though I have to admit I have the feeling it could have been better exploited.

This is a nice EP from Sleepmakeswaves, here we can truly listen to their style, though it is not their best work for sure. My final grade will be three stars.

Happy New Year!

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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