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Post Rock/Math rock

3.99 | 90 ratings

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5 stars Yes, we are there and will stay here as long as you need us, oh mighty japanese Post- Rock creature !!!

The first time I heard the band, I thought of some kind of unknown GYBE/EitS jams now released on CD. Fortunately not - they're real band, from Japan, and they play the best kind of Post-Rock now since GYBE had gone on vacation. They're DARK, MELLOW and sometimes ETHEREAL, but they're also ROUGH, WALL-OF-SOUNDful and MELODIC. I use to hum "Human Highway from their debut" frequently y'know...

"You Are There" is a mirror-like album where each side reflects another - a long track, a short track and a closing long track. Long ones usually start with tremolo guitars and then build up to hardly bearable crescendoes which makes you feel as if you're somewhere in the mountains where you lack air and you have to breath deeper but you're still can't get enough...Shorties are usually piano-bells-violins pieces, extremely melodic and cinematic.

I've no problems with giving 5 stars to an album which truly DESERVES it. "You Are There" is a northern song sung by dark angels, and you MUST hear it. Highly recommended.

Prog-jester | 5/5 |


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