Angel Eyes "…And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars." CDPosted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 @ 7:11am » permalink
The excellently titled two-song EP, "…And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars.", is the latest from Chicago's Angel Eyes (two members of which happen to have recently started their own music review blog called I'm the Most Important Fucking Person in the World., if you're interested), once more on Underground Communique. And two damn lengthy songs they are, each topping 10 minutes, with the total running time clocking in at nearly a half-hour long. Each composition is untitled this time around, again dominated by instrumental work that reserves well-placed vocal explosions for absolutely fucking huge payoffs; while the instrumentation shuffles through a wide range of what many would love to tag "post-rock" and "metalgaze" characteristics. But it's better, so much better, because the aggression of the vocals against the massive, sludgy poundings resulting from the buildups is all just crushing. It's a great dash of variety overall, and everything flows together perfectly with bits and pieces of experimental flare in the form of subtle samples (I think?) against rumbling ambient feedback and assorted guitar textures. I don't know man, it's hard to pull off a fucking 16-minute song, but these cats can make it happen rather fluidly. Good stuff. Handsome little screenprinted chipboard envelope sleeve with killer lyrics, too:
When I was younger I would wake up each morning and run to the window to see if the world was obliterated in the night in some kind of cold war nuclear clash. Then one day I blinked my eyes and found myself an adult without much left to believe in, given the state of things. Sometimes for old time's sake I still look out the window in the morning to see if the sky is falling.
There's so much more to it than what I've said above, which kind of makes me look like an ass, but as usual I'd just like to let the music do most of the talking here, so… check out the snippet below and see what you think.
It's only $5 or $6, so… yeah. See below…