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A Silver Mt. Zion


Post Rock/Math rock

3.27 | 23 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars Silver Mt Zion is an offshoot project from postrock leading group GYBE! (at least in recent years , they seem to have overtaken Tortoise but have been passed by Sigur Ros), but with a shoeter line-up and clear sung vocals! I personally found their debut more in the line of GYBE! , but this EP is heading in a more constructed music scheme.

Most conventional progheads not particularly well introduced to the post-rock scene may find this EP a good introduction , because of the afore-mentioned song structures bur also mellotrons sounds. The two lenghtier tracks are clearly the "meat" of the album and are loaded with melancholy worthy of Scandinavian bands , but one can clearly see where GYBE! is the main project , because the climaxes of those twotracks are typical of them.

Again , though , I am puzzled at the value of this music in terms of history in a few decades from now, as the music is clearly not standing repitious listenings; I also find a bit irritating that all post-rock bands discuss very rarely of themeaning of their music , preferring the "music do the talking for them": this has for unfortunate side effects for the unitiated (I'd like to think I do not rank into that category) thinking that the music is not saying much either........... Hence........... the purpose of the music..............

Pleasant anyway , but it will probably spina few times in the beginning , but it will soon be forgotten

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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