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He & She, Angry Enough To Keep Loving In the Dark Ages
© 2008 Inner Ear Records
“HE & SHE, Angry enough to keep loving in the dark ages” is 2L8’s second release. All the songs in the album jump in a ritualistic way, without the insistence in a specific musical form, that means there is a balance between post-rock and minimalism.
“HE & SHE, Angry enough to keep loving in the dark ages” is 2L8’s second release. All the songs in the album jump in a ritualistic way, without the insistence in a specific musical form, that means there is a balance between post-rock and minimalism. The bursts of guitars, the sharp stringed instruments, the gloomy atmosphere and the opera vocals introduce a fanciful and lyrical work. All these elements in combination with the fine-crafted production create an avant-garde piece of music.
With songs like “Nameless Faces” and the trilogy of “Patience” 2L8 determine in his way the sense of post-rock. The album is the soundtrack of our daily round. It is undemonstrative, dark with sudden flares and moody like its title. “HE & SHE” is an epic adventure which roars and whispers at the same time, in a special edition with amazing packaging and artwork.
author: Brad at CD Baby
Attempting to place an album like this in any firm category would ultimately prove to be futile, and finding something to compare it to has become a daunting task as well. So, it goes without saying that this isn't your run-of-the-mill experimental rock record. Here's the breakdown: there's a singer/composer (and I get the vibe he does plenty of other stuff), a guitarist, two drummers, a cellist, a viola player, and a chap handling the double bass. The music they put together with those instruments is, not surprisingly, slightly classical in nature, but by experimenting with tones and composition, they find effective ways to embrace quiet darkness, fill the sound with a palpable nervous energy, and take seemingly standard arrangements and suddenly turn them inside out and upside down. All of this, coupled with the trembling, frantically emotive vocals, adds up to a collection of songs that will not only beg you to listen to them repeatedly, but also to study them carefully.
Τελικά όσοι λέγανε ότι η προφορά δεν θα σταθεί εμπόδιο για να αρέσει στο εξωτερικό μάλλον είχαν δίκιο.