CANYONS OF STATIC - Farewell Shadows (EP)

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Postrock, Instrumental | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 5/10 | Label: Oxide Tones | Autor: DC

Canyons Of Static from the USA have been on board the mighty postrock steamer since 2005. They released numerous EPs on their own and are now honoured to feed European audiophiles with their music via the small Potsdam genre label Oxid-Tones (Collapse Under The Empire, Condre Scr, Circadian Eyes). It is not easy to classify the work of the quartet. "Farewell Shadows" has become a solid elegiac record with harmonic melody arcs, overflowing passages and shoegaze-like guitars. What's missing is the spice, the groove, the certain something. With their 5-track EP, the band conveys a consistently pleasant, pleasant and friendly atmosphere. The obligatory "epic concept" is nowadays in every second press release about a mediocre hobby band. It's Grand Master Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Stereolab or A Silver Mt. Zion. Canyons Of Static, on the other hand, play for the attention success of collectors who are always on the lookout in the average midfield.

Top Track: Drift

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