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    Posted: March 21 2011 at 12:04
I've thought about making a blog for a long time that would be focused on giving some info on and incentive to listen to an album I feel needs to be listened to. This will be solely my opinion but I think I can make things interesting enough for you guys. Tongue
 
This week's album is most definitely Sing the Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony by the post-rock band Maybeshewill. A great atmospheric album worthy of listen solely because of it's atmosphere, one that sounds like something Sigur Ros would create yet has a totally different texture because of the band's more electronic approach.
 
 
The best song off the album is the title track, a grand 8 minute long piece that starts off with just simple piano playing but continually gets heavier from there. The voice clip used also creates a effect remniscent of Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
 
 
Another great track is Co-Conspirators which contains the above-mentioned electronic Sigur Ros effect but contains some more voice clips which is something this band uses very well.
 
 
Downright nummy post-rock, get to buying this album my friends.
 
Well that's it for my first post, come back next week and we'll see what I have in store.
 
Here's Maybeshewill's PA page: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4473
 
EDIT: Moved for what reason? Tongue


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Not a fan of Maybeshewill? LOL
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Originally posted by The Truth

Originally posted by harmonium.ro

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Not a fan of Maybeshewill? LOL


Never heard of them before, what do they have to do with it? LOL
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Originally posted by harmonium.ro

Originally posted by The Truth

Originally posted by harmonium.ro

This is the truth, haters gonna hate... Tongue
 
Not a fan of Maybeshewill? LOL


Never heard of them before, what do they have to do with it? LOL
 
I thought you were inferring that this was moved because of the band. Embarrassed This album does have a rather low rating, rather undeserved, I might add.
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I just wrote a post and then my internet derped. I'll write it later, that angers me.
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It's been long over a week, but here I go:

This time the album is Hospice by the indie folk band The Antlers. It is an album that although musically simple in many aspects, the lyrics and atmospherics of the album all are very complex. It is a emotion-filled concept album (a concept I leave you to decipher) and I love the concept album. Great songs = great album. The folky sound is remniscent of The Decemberists but it shows many post-punk qualities throughout that although subtle really add to the overall sound.
 
 
The best track is probably the closer but I don't want to give that away just yet so I'll start you off with Kettering, the introduction to the concept. It's a very soft and gentle tune that contains the emotional vocals that are omnipresent on the album. Each time I hear this song I am reminded of how great the rest of the album is going to be:
 
 
After Kettering, there is a more pop based song which further reveals the concept (I am always dumbstruck by the theme) and flows greatly with the previous track. This song is the one that is stuck in my head as I speak:
 
 
Not strictly prog, but very progressive qualities found throughout. For lovers of emotion in music.
 
(Hopefully my next post comes in an actual week. Tongue)
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Unless anyone truly reads these, I'm done making them. Stern Smile
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I read them and tried Hospice per your suggestion. Beautiful album. 
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Originally posted by The Truth

Unless anyone truly reads these, I'm done making them. Stern Smile

I don't read them (obviously), but you only wrote a few lines...
if you own a sodastream i hate you
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Write about real music and not new music; that will ensure readership thanks to the quality content.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2011 at 07:20
Originally posted by Henry Plainview


Originally posted by The Truth

Unless anyone truly reads these, I'm done making them. Stern Smile
I don't read them (obviously), but you only wrote a few lines...

Do you want a moshkito post or something?

Hai Walter.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Henry Plainview Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2011 at 07:57
Originally posted by The Truth

Originally posted by Henry Plainview


Originally posted by The Truth

Unless anyone truly reads these, I'm done making them. Stern Smile
I don't read them (obviously), but you only wrote a few lines...

Do you want a moshkito post or something

No, but don't complain about your wasted effort when you only wrote 13 sentences and posted two pictures and two Youtube videos. I know I've certainly put more effort into things that flopped, and I'm sure most other people here have as well. 

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We gon' revamp this thread, ain't we? Tongue
 
This post I have yet another post-rock band in mind, Mogwai. Their release Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will is one of the highlights of the year so far and is definitely a high point for the band. Mogwai is one of the front runners of the post rock scene and this album does everything to show you why, it's powerful, unique and always a little bit odd.
 
 
The highlight is without a doubt the closing track which is a epic, intense but still strangely quirky track. "You're Lionel Richie" sort of swims around in an ironic feel for it's eight minutes and leaves the listener wanting to hear it again. The atmosphere it creates sticks with the listener in a way that no other track is able to do.
 
 
Of course, there's probably not a weak track on this album so the next track to show you guys is hard to choose but I think that "Rano Pano" is a good one. A just plain solid post-rock track that was the sort of first taste fans got of this album as a free download. It definitely would've hooked me had I downloaded it before the album, the track is just a great one in almost all musical aspects and is even a bit sinfully catchy.
 
 
Great 2011 album, go ahead and try it. Post-rock at it's best.
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^ Call yerself a young 'un do you? (even I've heard of Mogwai - and there are mountain ranges younger than me)

All sarcasm aside, they are a pretty damn nifty band. (they're from my own back yard in Glasgow, bless)
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^ Call yerself a young 'un do you? (even I've heard of Mogwai - and there are mountain ranges younger than me)

All sarcasm aside, they are a pretty damn nifty band. (they're from my own back yard in Glasgow, bless)


Seems like my age makes me easily ignored but maybe I'm just self-conscious. LOL

I wish I was from a place that had a interesting music scene. I'm related or know most of the ones who are in the small indie-rock scene in Wichita.
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