Wood And Wires
Wood And Wires


3.5
great

Review

by Justus USER (33 Reviews)
January 26th, 2009 | 18 replies | 3,168 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist


Delicate and calm music is a must for everyone. No matter how hard, grim, bitter, or brutal a person you are, you will come out of it, some way, somehow - even if for a few moments in time. Be it age, occasional spots of relaxation from your otherwise ‘heavy’ listenings, or simply a tired mind from a hard day’s work, we all share and feel a need to delve into the beautiful and serene to help us cope. Hell, speaking of which, even despair and a faltering, unstable life can lead one to peaceful music. And though there are many bands with many records with many songs out there, all can be appreciated for their sense of creativity and sure footedness; for one cannot say that any album of this type of intimacy and harmony doesn’t try hard.

Wood And Wires’ self titled is such an album. Sewing breathtaking magnificence of two guitars, a lamenting violinist, the divine, rich sounds of keyboards, and the intricate subtlety of the drum set, this post rock band has transcended many other acts in terms of glowing, haunting splendor. Yet soft features are only half the part. Songs like Vega and Canes Venatici show us perfection in beauty, whilst straying farther from ordinary, quiet pacing and pitch with outstanding dynamics; all in volume, instrumentation, and functionality, reaching almost to the point of angst with overdriven guitar sounds, while still kept in check with the rest of the album’s tender radiance and symmetry. Layering these aspects can seem gluttonous and overwhelming, and sometimes it is. But what Wood And Wires do to counter these afflictions is surrounding them with a powerful aura of hope and charisma, producing a mixed feeling of being childishly giddy and pacifically thoughtful at the same time. Such content should be punishable, but this band has a tendency to make you want to indulge in everyway from their music.

Yet what the album has in whole, complete themes and values, it loses in individuality. While I am in no way implying that Wood And Wires are lacking in creativity or uniqueness, it seems that the band emphasizes more upon having the album being listened to as a whole every single time, without reinforcing the infrastructure as much. Although quite understandable and reasonable, you will feel that they could’ve soared even higher if they put more, ah, ‘finishing touches’ and detail within the songs themselves.

But I shall affirm you that everyone should at least take one listen of this piece. After all, even if you don’t care for it all that much (which is highly unlikely, in my opinion), you can secretly admit to appreciate the small moments that make your heart melt, will move you till the end. Because with an album this intimate and this affinitive, Wood And Wires have certainly, clearly, given it their best.



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Epilogue
January 26th 2009



1591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Some things:
1. Horray for 31 reviews
2. Personal rating will probably go up very soon
3. Great album/band, sorry to say they arent very active right now
4. I am a whore
...This Message Edited On 01.26.09

bastard
January 26th 2009



3435 Comments


sup whore

Epilogue
January 26th 2009



1591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nmu

Epilogue
January 26th 2009



1591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

took my pic back too!

fireaboveicebelow
January 26th 2009



6837 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

getting this immediately, good review as usual though I don't see you like ever dude

you never call me anymore!

Epilogue
January 26th 2009



1591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i hate talking on the phone/i thought you moved far away for some reason


bastard
January 26th 2009



3435 Comments


good job stealin the image back mang

good job with the review you filthy review whore!

fireaboveicebelow
January 26th 2009



6837 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

you know where I live and I still have your jacket haha

Epilogue
January 26th 2009



1591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh fuck dude still? hahaha
imma have to get that soon...
thnx bastard, luv u2

fireaboveicebelow
January 26th 2009



6837 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I don't even think I have your real number anymore and on a relative note I'm liking this a lot so far

Epilogue
January 26th 2009



1591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah, you still have it i think
and yes its awsome, raised to a four now

Minus The Flair
Emeritus
January 27th 2009



862 Comments


I heard this a while ago, thought it was pretty good but pretty standard. I'll give it another spin today. Good review, but it should be 'given' instead of 'gave' at the end there, if I'm being picky.

BallsToTheWall
January 27th 2009



44173 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice review Epilouge, will check out.

timbo8
January 27th 2009



618 Comments


i should check this out

Epilogue
January 27th 2009



1591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks everyone, this album should be looked into by many a people...
Good eye Flair! Fixing now.

angelmk
February 14th 2009



8 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this album is excellent, blew me away

Epilogue
February 14th 2009



1591 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

glad you like it

BallsToTheWall
February 14th 2009



44173 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Meant to check this out sooner. Will acquire......now.



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