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Red Sparowes


Post Rock/Math rock

3.38 | 37 ratings

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N Ellingworth
4 stars With songs as epic as the song titles Red Sparowes second album confirms their position as one of the leading lights of the Post-Rock scene. They aren't as dark as Godspeed You Black Emperor but still have the same power to overwhelm the senses and astonish the listener. The concept behind this album which is told through the use of their ridiculously long song titles is a failed attempt by the Chinese government to ensure a bumper harvest, this scheme ended in starvation for millions of people after locusts destroyed the crops. As befitting such a background this album does have a sad tone to it to reflect the events it's trying portray.

As with most Post-Rock the main instruments used are guitars, which provide a large mix of tones and moods during the album, from subtle melodies to heavy riffing the guitar work is always excellent. The rhythm section provides a perfect base for the guitars to play over and the interplay between the rhythm and lead instruments is exceptional. Most of the songs on this album are quite long as is normal with Post-Rock.

However this album is not one I'd recommend to anyone new to Post-Rock as it is a difficult album to appreciate and requires many listens for everything to click in to place, but for anyone who has listened to the more well known bands this album would be an excellent choice.

N Ellingworth | 4/5 |


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