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4.06 | 13 ratings | 1 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Adolescent (5:33)
2. Ain Leuh (5:28)
3. Abutting, Dismantling (6:13)
4. Company (2:19)
5. Jeroen Van Aken (8:22)
6. Rendered Yards (2:33)
7. Pseudonyms (6:13)
8. First Mile, Last Mile (7:31)
9. Du Meine Leise (3:50)

Total time 48:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Nikki King / vocals, piano, Rhodes, vibraphone
- Jeremiah Klinger / electric & baritone guitars, clarinet, piano
- Champ Bennett / piano, vocals, guitar, drums, bass, vibraphone, Mellotron, celesta, synth, Rhodes, string arrangements
- Mia Matsumiya / violin
- Toby Driver / clarinet, guitar, bass, string arrangements
- Cory Bise / bass, baritone
- Billy Bennett / drums, percussion, guitar, bass, vibraphone, piano, synth

- Alan Weatherhead / guitar, mixing
- Andrew Miller / cello
- Alex Aldi / synth
- Rick Alverson / voice
- Debra Wassum / voice

Releases information

CD The Kora Records ‎- TKR 011 (2008, US)
CD Own Records ‎- OWNREC38 (2008, Europe)

2xLP The Kora Records ‎- TKR 011 LP (2008, US)
2xLP Own Records ‎ - OWNVIN#38 (2008, Europe)

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(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(58%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
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Review by Prog-jester
4 stars Amazing.

Thsi time GREGOR SAMSA are less Post-Rock influenced (at least they aren't carrying their influences on their sleeves). 'Rest' has more common with Dream Pop and Shoegaze (well, GS fall into this category too, since first EPs of them). This is when silence means more than the sound itslef, and it reminds me so good of my beloved late TALK TALK. For example, 'The Adolescent' (warm one) and 'Abutting, Dismantling' (cold one) are bulit around simple melodies, supplied with dreamy female and male vocals (Nikki and Champ), they flow easily, unfolding until the end, without those usual Post-Rock crescendoes and dozen guitars playing the same climax. Uplifting and optimistic, music on 'Rest' is still dark and moody, even sad...but heart-illuminating in the same time. For those who likes some Slowcore or Dream Pop thrown in Post-Rock and for all late TALK TALK fans 'Rest' may be the best release of this year sp far. 4 for now, but this may change to 5! Will see. Highly recommended!

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