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3.68 | 82 ratings

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5 stars This is post-rock like I've never heard before. This is the only album I have by this amazing band but I'm pretty sure I'll buy more after this one. This album is full of sunny melodies and not ever being depresive like most people think of post-rock, and while we are at it, don't expect the signature sounds of post-rock here. One of the things that makes this album unique is the use of alot of instruments that help them blend different styles to their overall sound (like the xylophone used in Ten-day interval, the jazzy sax in TNT or the mixture of the acoustic guitar, harmonica and maracas to make a very nice spanish sound in I set my face to the hillside) and on a side note, they are all multi instrumentalist so all of the instruments are played by them. There are some sprinkles of electronica in the whole album (more notisable by the end of the albulm like in Yetti) to make some pretty nice delicate strange sounds but always smooth and never rough on the ears. Every song is top notch, never boring to the interested listener and the changes of songs aren't really noticable concidering the different type of styles that the album has.

The album in general is very pleasant to hear. There are no cressendos or epic feel here. Just smooth relaxing and, at times, thought provoking sounds. Like in Syzygy's review, It's ment to be music for the mind than for the heart not like most of the post-rock wich are more into the feeling of the music. But, that's part of what makes the album unique.

a masterpiece ment to be heard by everyone. 5 solid

chamberry | 5/5 |


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