Tides, As Long As We're All Living, We're All Dying/The Hound, and Draw Blood…Posted on Monday, May 22nd, 2006 @ 12:20pm » permalink
"From Silence" is the latest output from Tides (out of Boston, as the title would suggest) on Teenage Disco Bloodbath Records. The three-track, 20-minute EP is the second release of their moody instrumentalism that slowly builds from droning clean passages to thicker surges of dissonantly gritty distortion and pulsing feedback that have sludgy/doomy elements but can't really be relegated to that type of category. Utilizing a hypnotic sense of repetition at its core, the drumming is actually phenomenal and does a lot of work to color things up and add energy – at times running circles around the driving centerpiece rhythms. There's a fucking excellent recording on this thing, too: Completely balanced with tones that are quite warm, which makes the impressive percussive work all the more powerful… and it's handsomely packaged to boot. In the end, this is a relatively straightforward and succinct release for this type of material, because many such bands find it relatively simple to deliver this sort of experience for an hour or longer, so it's nice to hear a release of this nature that keeps it quick and leaves you wanting more.
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