Sunday, December 11, 2011

STN Albums Of The Year no.20: Maybeshewill - I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone

Bringing an emotionally intense core to instrumental rock, Maybeshewill's third album sees them refine and refract their slow build into attack mode workings. Shorn of the film samples and glitches of yore, bolstered by the Her Name Is Calla string section and Philip Glass-ian keys motifs but rarely if ever straying into the overlong self-consciously 'epic' no matter how vainglorious soundtrack-like, the metallic gone math riffs seem all the more monolithic, the release more overwhelming. If the sonic field pushes against the red limiter it's more often to do with how much has been structured, layered and interlocked to create flyover music for impassable structures. They do in four or five minutes what fellow travellers need twelve or more for, only with a crushing intensity and belief.


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