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3.35 | 12 ratings | 1 reviews | 42% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Dargai (4:52)
2. The Volunteer (5:56)
3. Worksong (2:35)
4. High & Low (4:04)
5. Reprieve (3:11)
6. Redlight (4:25)
7. New Lystra (2:39)
8. Fevers (6:58)
9. Alms (2:53)
10. Word Made Flesh (4:17)

Total time 41:50

Line-up / Musicians

- Alex John Hall / guitar
- Zak Riles / electric & lap steel guitars, dulcimer, Optigan
- Timothy Horner / violin
- William Slater / bass, guitar, piano, Rhodes
- Emil Amos / drums, lap steel guitar

- Steve Mackay / tenor sax (2)

Releases information

Artwork: Alex Hall

CD Neurot Recordings ‎- NR 034 (2004, US)

LP Robotic Empire ‎- robo 054 (2006, US)
LP Pamlico Sound Mailorder ‎- PMLO 002 (2010, US) Remastered by Carl Saff

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GRAILS Redlight ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(42%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(17%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Sean Trane
3 stars Second album from this good post rock group that dares to step out of the (very) limited boundaries of the genre. The unchanged line-up allowed the band to take up from where they'd let things off in the debut Burden Of Hope, which was pretty straight forward Post rock with a slight Asian twist. This Asian feel was replaced by a folkier atmosphere, sometimes reminiscent of Woven Hand feel is more present, even if the artwork is much more Western- bound (Roman) ruins on this booklet.

Indeed, the group has learned the tricks of the trade with the debut album and now aspires to greater freedom of movement; thus they regularly step out of the allowed post perimeter and take on a few psych flavours, but this still way too shy to make a real difference. Grails does remains a post rock group with all of the rules and the dogma of the genre dully respected , including dynamic moods swings of the bands, especially though Alex's guitars. Most tracks are slow ?starting and feature the usual build ?up/crescendo effect in the pure tradition of the genre, but some songs actually never leave ground zero and remain gloomy (such as Alms)

Not yet a grand album from this Oregon outfit, but I must say I prefer a Grails album anytime over much more prominent and better-known post rock groups

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