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    Posted: June 05 2014 at 03:34
Oooohhhhh Sweet Mama!!!! I've really been looking forward to this one. I bought their debut 'On and On' on a whim after I'd read several music journalists conveying them as the new and modern Caravan. Quite a big statement, and while I partly disagree with it, there's still a lot that points a finger in the direction of the aforementioned gurus of Canterbury. The violin fx makes them sound oddly close to 'For Girls Who Grow Plumb.....' era while still attaining a feel and expression which is wholly original and totally them. No copycats in sight baby! These guys sound like themselves.
Anyway - this band has just made a new one called 'Sound Mirror', and if any of you people feel seduced by what I just wrote, then you should definitely take a chance with these guys. 
It's been a very long time since I last heard a band with such strong songwriting skills whilst still being jazzy and quirky in all the right places.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2014 at 06:27
Listened to it yesterday on Spotify. They're a good band - I really like the debut but I need to hear the new one a few more times yet.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2014 at 07:54
I haven't actually heard it yet. With some artists (tend to be the ones I'm really into) I don't want to spoil the experience of smacking a brand new cd/lp on my stereo and just follow it wherever it takes me.
It's pretty hard in some cases though - especially here and with the new Swans release.
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One thing that worries me a little is the lack of long cuts altogether. There was something akin to a mini "epic" in the form of 'Paradise Lost' from the debut clocking in at about 8 minutes. On here the long ones are around the 4 minute mark
Maybe it doesn't mean anything though, but it did trigger me. I really like longwinded music
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Will be checking it out, loved their debut
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I think the debut has the edge, but only slightly. Definitely a grower, I do wish it was longer however! 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aussie-Byrd-Brother Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2014 at 10:23
Dave, I was certain this was the band that you recommended to me, and now I find that they're going to be playing the support slot for Yes when I see them in Melbourne in November!

Will look into their albums before then!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2014 at 10:44
I'm still preferring the debut so far, but will give it a few more listens.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aussie-Byrd-Brother Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2014 at 10:55
Would you guys suggest the debut over the newie? I spun the clip for `Edge of the Earth', and while it was nice, I kind of kept expecting it to leap into action at any second and it never happened...Was kind if repetitive too....just perfectly nice indie-rock but that's about it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hnrz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2014 at 08:56
I'd suggest the debut, although none of the music is particularly experimental or explosive!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2014 at 11:21
I just found out that they are opening for Yes when I go to see them next week.  Pretty excited about seeing them live.
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