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3.41 | 6 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 Summer trip
2 Microbacterium Leprae
3 Everybody takes the plane
4 Creutzfeld Jacob
5 Things are bigger then they appear
6 James piano
7 New James

Line-up / Musicians

Olivier Sorée / guitar
David Hougardy / guitar
Florence Sauveur / cello
Pierre Constant / bass
François Sauveur / violin
Damien Sorée / drums

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Carte postale Record

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SWEEK The Shooting Star's Sigh ratings distribution

(6 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(17%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by Sean Trane
3 stars Sweek's debut album is pretty well in the line of what the usual post rock band's had to offer for the last decade once GYBE! found its sound. It doesn't seem that many groups ever went farther than emulating that formula, and Belgian bands (usually late starters from 04 onwards) like Tomàn, Cecilia::Eyes and Sweek don't seem able to renew the genre.

The group seems to investigate means at being different, but with this album, fail to come up with proper solutions. In the album's track list are the two tracks that were featured on the promo single, Micobacterium Leprae and Everybody Takes the Airplane (whether in the same version or not is not clear), However the violin/cello/piano part of the line-up is relatively unusual that Sweek should be able to get out of the all-too-beaten path, yet fall in the traps of using strange monologues that plague the genre: Sweek manages to go even further than GYBE in the weird and bizarre, making their debut not that easy for frequent listenings. And they can't seem to escape the dead-flogged horse idea of the hidden track stick after a few minutes of silence in the last track.

It doesn't seem that I paint that nice a picture of Sweek's debut and surely they haven't invented hot water with Shooting Star, but this was a first draft f the much better follow-up Cinemativc Crash where the group pulls a very improved soundscape, definitely something innovative on the usual formula. But that Sweek's next chapter

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4 stars Sweek are a Belgian post rock band. Their music delivers an exciting Godspeed You ! Black Emperor flavor (compare the voice samples) with a strong violin and cello presence. The atmosphere is quite sad, but turns to exaltation and maybe anger. Compositions are smart, simple but VERY touching. This ... (read more)

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