Archive for May 9th, 2010

9th May
2010
written by benjamin

Here’s a mention that qualifies for 2009′s best release… i’ve been sitting on it for a little too long, but just the more to ensure that this is a masterpiece durable for long term exposure and health benefits.

Antarctic’s debut was a long process, already anticipated more than a 1½ year ago when their music was only available as 4 demo tracks on myspace… and calling them demo tracks immediately set the bar high.

The album is a continuous flow of creative guitar and bass work and firm, lap-tapping delicious, tricky drumming. It crosses borders of genres just the way we like it, but without ever sounding unnatural or pretentious. It’s a joy to go hunting for details in. For instance how almost every of the 9 tracks flow seamlessly together: I’m sure it’s something that they’ve been working a lot with, so I’ll give them an ad hoc pinnacle delicious sound award® for that.

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Antarctic - s/t
Hello Sir, 2009

9th May
2010
written by benjamin

wevsdeath We vs. Death (NL) just went on a little eurotour. At the end of it I saw them in Berlin. One-word review: Stunning.

They’re a 5-piece playing almost entirely in minor. It’s in the sentimental line of post-rock – but there’s enough musical creativity to engage, and more than anything, it works in a live setting. The lyrics are sparse, the trumpet is eerie, but it’s fitted as a perfect counter-balance to a heavy and dense foundation.

We vs. Death - A Black House, A Coloured Home
Beep! Beep!, 2009