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VALLEY OF THE GIANTS

Valley of the Giants

 

Post Rock/Math rock

4.09 | 13 ratings

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chamberry
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3 stars Post-rock meets the wild west? Who would've thought of it

When I heard that there's a post-rock super group I had to check it out as soon as I could. If you look at the cover of the album you might even hear what the music of the album should sound like. The album starts with an acoustic guitar playing some western music followed by the great cello playing of Sophie Trudeau. A nice opener that gets you into the mood of the album.

A note that has to be very clear is that this album is more on making a perfect and enjoyable spaghetti western atmosphere than anything else so its more on the atmospheric/ambient side of the spectrum. But it isn't all that way. Songs like Cantara sin guitarra, Back to god's country, Westworld (wich has some very good soft female vocals) and others are very well crafted songs that balance the whole album so that one doesn't gets bored on the ambient sounds.

One thing that I found strange is the song Whaling tale, It stands as the oddball of them all because it's a narrated story of a penguin in the artic and the music keeping company the narration is very cold sounding as oposed to the western sound of the album. It isn't bad at all its just wierd. In my opinion the song is at the same level as the others in the album.

Another great album for the progressive rock comunity. Excellent music, excellent atmosphere, excellent playing. Excellent album. I'll keep the details minimal so you can discover them while listening ;)

chamberry | 3/5 |

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