Saturday, February 26, 2011

Windmills by the Ocean II by Windmills by the Ocean (2011)

Kind of Like: Pelican, Red Sparowes, Latitudes, Earth
Genres: Sludge, Post-rock, Drone

The members from this band went on to form suchbands as 27, Anodyne, Isis, and Red Sparowes.  Apparently they have come back together to make more music because this came out a couple weeks ago. Here is a little bit more about them:

"These rock-based songs incorporate so many elements of “drone” the group could almost reside next to their celestial forefathers Sunn O))) and Earth, except with more melody… and drums. However, the usage of keyboard and electronic elements alongside several guitars make the album more comparable to Sigur Ros than Black Sabbath, but without compromising any of the heavy metal elements the members have become most-known for. The additional usage of improvisation and mild repetition allows the listener to relax into a slow headbang across five songs that each surpass the six-minute mark. But what makes this album most impressive is the triumphant, anthemic feel to it, especially considering the group never even made it to the live setting."

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