Sunday, September 19, 2010
This is the track 'We Flood Empty Lakes' from the 'Enjoy Eternal Bliss' EP (mediafire link above):
Seeing as you guys are on a big post-rock tip - epic crescendo.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
"Other Animals, who hail from Crystal Lake IL take from the loud-soft dynamics and melodic instrumentation of post-rockers like Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The result is instrumental rock music that will invade your ears and have you setting fire to your speakers. Well, maybe you won’t get that dramatic about it, but it’s hard to deny the intensity and momentum behind these songs.
The band was formerly a duo called Somme which I which I wrote about two years ago here for their awesome Weight EP. Since that time, the band has become tighter and stronger, and added two more members. Other Animal’s self-titled album, which the band are graciously offering up for download, is packed with expertly-crafted and passionately performed songs like opener “Odin”. Extreme tempo changes; raw, layered guitar; and in-your-face drumming are the common threads throughout the album, but the band also have a sharp melodic touch as seen on tracks like the triumphant “Boxcar Blue”."