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A Silver Mt. Zion - He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts Of Light Sometimes Grace The Corner Of Our Rooms CD (album) cover


A Silver Mt. Zion


Post Rock/Math rock

3.96 | 100 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars I understand that it's artist's decision to choose proper name to album. Sometimes connected with something in lyrics (Dark Side of the Moon), or have name as one of tracks (Selling England By the Pound), or has nothing to do with lyrics at all (Abbey Road). But I don't like this name. Maybe someone can see it as an expression, as some kind of self- presentation and thing that simply belongs to post-rock. Well, therefore why to do expected thing, naming album with long names, when it's usual ?

But this doesn't matter much (at least as far as concerning the final rating), I just don't like it. Well, first tracks (I don't wanna repeat these names, they're too long for me) is intro I suppose. This, I can appreciate. Long, melancholic, with sad piano track. What one of you said, suicide tendencies will be amplified by this ? Definitely, this isn't joy bringer, this is album appropriate for thinking about life (but not about if your life is worthy living), thinking about things you've done (but not blaming yourself for your mistakes and bad deeds). One thing I like here, but especially here. More prominent use of strings (more than GYBE). And second one is that there's not typical pattern of calm start, graduating, growing, getting stronger and then burst of sounds, which surely wakes up your neighbors. This is more like my ideal of post-rock. Not that this don't have faster moments, but does them in its own way, not in a many times walked way style. But truth is that album is mostly calm.

4(-) for great atmosphere and different point of view on post-rock, which can be unfortunately boring at times.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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