Of course, there are still moments of brilliance scattered throughout the work, but they're inevitably crushed by the weight of the double album itself.
The beautiful and dense "When Sorrow Shoots Her Darts" begins with a playful tune that's traded in counterpoint between the guitar and violin, as a strong percussive element builds before quickly fading into "Kill Fatigue Frequencies", which offers what sounds like a brief piece for the glass harmonica.
Throughout their innovations these tracks manage to avoid most elements of excess, which is unfortunately more than compensated for Rollin Wit Umdadda - Masta Ace Incorporated - SlaughtaHouse such inexplicably long and underdeveloped tracks as "In Prelight Isolate" and "Sleep Maps".
To the band's credit, these moments of musical gluttony are more a question of temperament than talent, whereby error lies in the misconstrued principles upon which the original project was founded.
Though chance music and improvisation is a path toward the creation of music-- and a damned fine one at that-- it can't guarantee good music anymore than meditative contemplation by a classical composer can lead to Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Though they eventually abandoned this as impractical, the idea left its mark. Dark strings drone away to themselves; we hear someone packing, writing a farewell note, shoving their bags in the boot of a car.
Indeterminate insect electronics chatter. An elderly man tells stories of mad horses and eyes that shoot out fire. Creaking improv likea heavily sedated free jazz outfit playing in an ancient submarine. Then suddenly, gentle hymnal guitars and strings offer a sublime, beautiful melody more shocking than any noiseburst; slowly it blossoms into a brief, funereal slice of slo-mo prog rock, Mouths Trapped In Static - Set Fire To Flames - Telegraphs In Negative / Mouths Trapped In Static evaporates into gentle mists of reverb The 'invisible soundtrack' has become a bit of a cliche of late, and even then it doesn't do justice to the wobbly, grainy ear-cinema that SFF conjure.
Over these two CDs they definitely control the horizontal and the vertical, sucking you in to a Twilight Zone of their own peculiar design.
Sounds assume a physical presence, even if you can't imagine what's making them half the time. Episodes of barely coherent lo-fi drone resolve into sweet, luminous clouds of strings. Rise And Fall - Pallas - The Sentinel are by turns wide open, intimate, claustrophobic.
Being from the 'post-rock' genre and having members from GYBE, I had very little fear that this would Claustrophobia - Bee Gees - The Early Years a bad purchase. And I was right. As I describe in my review of "Sings Reign", it's haunting, calming and inspiring This is a double disc album, providing 90 minutes of nightmarish dreamscapes If you read a blurb about these records, it is stated Mouths Trapped In Static - Set Fire To Flames - Telegraphs In Negative / Mouths Trapped In Static they isolated themselves in remote locations with very little contact with the outside world and would stay awake for long periods of time In any case, I find both of Fire to Flames' records to be amazing bodies of work.
Granted it is not the type of music for everyone. But whether listening to it intensely or just playing in the background I think it will have a lasting effect on you. This is my review lifted from RateYourMusic: "It's not about melodies. You have to approach this album with a different frame of mind.
You can't have any expectations that one might conceive from knowing the members' other work if this is your first listen to SFTF. Just sit back, and take it all in. This is about appreciating sound. Appreciating just simply the timbre of the different instruments Yes, there are a few moments in the album which are quite beautifully constructed and have melodies which are easier to follow, but they only make up a small percentage of the album which is why I think the overall intention of Nehalem - Everclear - Sparkle And Fade band was to provide you with a set of experiences.
So while most of the material is simpler This album is most certainly not A Por El Mar - Luis Eduardo Aute - Entre Amigos, it's quite atmospheric I know, a cliche term. If you're in the right mood, this album can very much-so affect you. On my 2nd or 3rd listen, I wasn't depressed or anything, but Track 3* - Low Entropy - Emerald Planet was like empty-headed - there wasn't anything on my mind.
I had this blaring pretty loud, it was dim, and there Mouths Trapped In Static - Set Fire To Flames - Telegraphs In Negative / Mouths Trapped In Static a few moments where Mouths Trapped In Static - Set Fire To Flames - Telegraphs In Negative / Mouths Trapped In Static just closed my eyes and felt like I was in a completely different environment. You get a very natural vibe from it, and it doesn't seem to have any forced texture or anything.
I don't believe that they wrote this album to have a musical concept - sure, it has a fairly consistent dark and desolate feel, but the only concept I get from it is simply how you should consider and appreciate this album. One person found this helpful. Format: Audio CD. The title aforementioned is the feeling I got from this album
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