A great post rock record that doesnt fall into the same line as alot of current post rock (explosions in the sky copy bands that all sound the same)
Its use of horns and other things besides guitar make it stand out
Favorite track: Annihilate everything that exists!-.
The Grandeur of Red Sparowes with the restraint of Balmorhea, with a touch of early Mike Oldfield. This is a standout release in post-rock, and it's been criminally underappreciated.
Favorite track: Mastodon March, Smilodon Smile.
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"Moments of tender sweetness lead to bone crushing sweetness. This group of seven explores time signatures your Senegalese grandfather talked about, using instruments from before and after time, in the context of orchestrated rockopalyptic soundscapes."
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Beast, Please Be Still is a seven piece instrumental landscape from Seattle. A collection of emotive story-telling, the music of this collaborative sounds like an orchestra of beautiful, post-everything.
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released December 31, 2007
Artwork By [Layout] – Christian Poules
Mastered By – Barry Corliss
Performer – Amber Kai Morgan, Christian Poules, Davyd Yeager, Garrett Kelly, Jonah Byrne, Joseph Sheedy, Rob Anderson
Photography – Rory Enwright
Recorded By, Mixed By – Scott Colburn
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A positively stunning album, with emotional depth that reaches deep into the soul. I never saw "Bogatyri" coming. One minute, I'm listening to a pleasant bit of post-rock. A few minutes later, I'm nearly in tears. The rest of the album is every bit as good. Well done! Cedric Hendrix
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Post rock seems to be bonded to melancholie, but without just leaving you alone with sadness.
There is something more.
"One Is Glad To Be Of Service" offers this understanding, that some days might not be good at all, but also gives you the glimps that there is also the possibility for a warmer tomorrow.
This album offers the classic elements of post-rock songwriting, but April Rain also contributes some own bits and pieces and the Robin Williams tribute made me smile. Whisdoms End