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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida post-rock band, DAYCAST was founded by pianist/guitarist Brad HARRIS, drummer Brian ROBL and guitarist Renato PASQUILINI in 2005. Subject to multiple lineup changes over their short history, the band released one extremely limited edition EP without PASQUILINI in 2006, From This Union. The lineup on the EP included Thomas WHITE on bass and Carmen CURRO on guitar and vocals, both of whom quit shortly after its release. ROBL and HARRIS changed the lineup once more adding bassist Max ZINSER and violinist Morgan MILLER. With this final lineup, they recorded their most recent record in 2009, Finding Our Way Home.

Influenced by the gentler side of post-rock with bands such as SIGUR ROS, THE ALBUM LEAF and EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, DAYCAST nonetheless creates a very unique sound that can take turns in the vein of slightly rougher groups such as GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR and DO MAKE SAY THINK.

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 Finding Our Way Home by DAYCAST album cover Studio Album, 2009
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Finding Our Way Home
Daycast Post Rock/Math rock

Review by Finnforest
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Hope we all find our way home

I've sometimes wondered why so few of the reviewers I enjoy reading take time to review post-rock recordings. I personally find it one of the more difficult genres to write well about because while there is so much beauty in an album like this, it is so hard to explain why. It's hard to articulate subtle beauty. Emotion and subtlety take the place of any theatrics or fireworks. Florida based Daycast is yet another example, a young band who toiled very hard to release this exceptional recording, only to be largely ignored. The album is widely available on CD and download but googling them turned up just one short mention elsewhere. It must have been somewhat discouraging and it blows my mind frankly.

For "Finding Our Way Home" is a beautiful instrumental recording that, given the distribution they achieved, should have hailed high praise. Hopefully it did on some genre blogs that are just not turning up on searches. On the surface, on first listen, they may appear to be just another band mimicking the post-rock artists who have managed to break out to wider acclaim. But Daycast embrace a bit more rock and melody in their approach and the result is a band less relegated to background atmosphere, more active listening music, and one which fosters more emotional connection. Each track embodies somewhat the "typical" post-rock features of soaring climbs and swoons, build up and release, of shimmering backdrop. But Daycast has a solid bass/guitar edge with melodic lines, embellished by piano lines and strings, constructed with energy and a live feel. Probably because piano is used rather than cold electronic keys there is a warmer feeling. They control the breakouts for the most part but you can hear it dying to bust through at times and every so often that enthusiasm does. Listen to the gorgeous transition from a roaring guitar passage to strings and piano in "The Mid-Atlantic". From feelings of joy to sadness. "The Distant Speaks" lets the piano lead off with guitar to the rear, a mid paced meditation. Another highlight for me is the 10-minute "We called you ghost, you called us friend". Being a sucker for piano this was again right up my alley, slowly building, bright ringing chords over a warm bass, minimal percussion. It intensifies in heaviness and even speeds up to a frenetic clip. I really enjoyed the drumming on this album, it often projected more heaviness and personality than other post-rock bands, while again maintaining that control.

Perfect music for contemplation, driving, or laying in bed all day figuring out your next move in the world. I'm not sure if this band is still active but I hope they are, and I hope they get a chance to make another album. A beautiful album that I frequently found moving. A short refuge from the insanity out there. Home.

Thanks to angelmk for the artist addition.

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