Codeseven
Dancing Echoes / Dead Sounds


4.0
excellent

Review

by Lucian USER (2 Reviews)
January 4th, 2010 | 16 replies | 6,681 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A darkness envelops a melody that screams both bravery and triumph!

When I first began listening to this album I noticed something different from their prior album, The Rescue. An entrancing ambience began to take control of me and led itself to a merry melody filled with concord and soft, yet beautiful, vocals. Prior to their last album, a lot of the space-rock and grief feeling was lost. What opened up was an array of unique and outstanding singing capability, unison lyrics, and subtle yet experimental instrumentals. The first song that wasn’t an instrumental piece was All the Best Dreams. It began slowly and rocketed itself soon after to reassure the audience that the instrumentals weren’t dead. The next song was what had entranced me the most, Pathetic Justice. The keys in this song were so incredibly dark it ricocheted all over the place in various shades, letting off a delightful yet repugnant euphony. Following Pathetic Justice is Nasty Little Revolution which shows off the singers vocal capability the best through a s soft and harmonic approach. Throughout the album, the most poppy of all the songs was Roped and Tied, which uses a very strange mannerism to twine its lyrics up within the song itself. The verse “You’re acting like a broken record skipping every time” ties within the instrumentals where a rewinding record plays harmoniously, or at least that's how ti appears.

There are a total of 4 short ambient tracks, which act their part perfectly to cloven amongst the other 8 songs. Prior to one of these ambient tracks, Shalo, is the song “The Day that Doesn’t End”. After listening this far into the album, one might think from the way it begins that it’ll be dark, but soon enough it begins cycling within itself a variety of country and experimental rock rhythms; this track had been my least favorite of them all. After Shalo, comes the song “Alt Wav”. This song plays a dark beat, and the keys express themselves vividly throughout the song. After Alt Wav is “The Devil’s Interval”. This song is by far my favorite out of the 8. It starts off slowly and very dark; one could almost expect harsh crooked vocals to lead the song, but what voice’s this song are not crooked vocals, but a symphonious chant, and soon the vocals sing some very poetic verses, “It won’t break my heart if the stars fall out of the sky”. That verse that’s played both instrumentally and vocally is by far the most harmonic out of the album and at first shocked me a bit due to its charismatic attitude and incredulous beauty. Cherry Tree trails itself along soon after, and acts simply as a subway to the song Sunflower. The lyrics in Sunflower were the most fascinating… The songs consistency changed quite a bit, but the emotion expressed in each changing channel exemplified the utmost perfection; the lyrics were outlandishly outstanding. Sunflower played on some pretty dramatic metaphors, comparing the desolate feeling of the truly broken to the forsaking of a bug. The album concludes leaving you in awe, and shocked at the beauty that had just been expressed, just been resonated to pulsate between each year like a farmer left to appreciate his many different crops.

The singer impressed me the most. His voice was soft, felt like velvet upon my ears, and conveyed the most tender lyrics that were just as complex as the instrumentals. By far, the lyrics were some of the most mesmerizing words of all my experience, and very little could trample them if at all. The entire experience of listening to Dancing Echoes Dead Sounds was not one anyone should ever forget; the experience left me comfortably shocked, some of the songs drudging cimmerian like rivers to drown me further in surprise. Dancing Echoes Dead Sounds was an experimental rock album brimming with the stench of happily dazing ambience that was enthralling with character. Who I’d recommend this too is easy, as I’d recommend this to anybody and everybody. The beauty is almost implausible to ignore to someone with an ear for experimental rock and ambience, and if that’s not your thing, the lyrics ought to do you in.


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Lucian
January 4th 2010


152 Comments


Thanks

SteelErectedb4you8er
January 4th 2010


2616 Comments


Holy shit, man. I haven't thought about this album in years. I remember when I was working for college radio, I went out drinking with these guys before this album came out. Pretty cool dudes and a pretty good record. Nice job!

pizzamachine
January 5th 2010


12571 Comments


Lovely first review, it really paints a picture.

Lambda
February 26th 2010


2420 Comments


That was great for a first review. You also obviously have a very good vocabulary. Nice one, I'm posing.

~ REVIEW REQUEST THREAD

Lucian
February 26th 2010


152 Comments


Thanks for commenting ^_^

accompliceofmydeath
August 12th 2010


4213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Roped and Tied is the shit.

Digging: Life of Agony - Ugly

BigHans
November 2nd 2010


26454 Comments


Heard this at work last night, pretty solid.

BLUEOmni
November 8th 2010


684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Got the new re-issue of this album. The artwork is so beautiful, but sucks that the case is cardboard.

accompliceofmydeath
November 8th 2010


4213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Damn, they rereleased this? Anything new and/or sweet come with it?

BLUEOmni
November 8th 2010


684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Unfortunately the only new thing about this album is the artwork. No new songs, or special remixes, or anything like that. I mainly got the re-edition because it came with a new Codeseven shirt.

http://new.merchnow.com/products/121251

cb123
December 9th 2010


2016 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This was a nice find, really good album, is it worth looking into their other stuff aswell?

accompliceofmydeath
December 9th 2010


4213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The Rescue is pretty similar, but A Sense of Coalition is basically a hardcore album.

Lambda
December 10th 2010


2420 Comments


Never mind.

accompliceofmydeath
December 10th 2010


4213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

???

Lambda
December 10th 2010


2420 Comments


I posted something but then realized I was wrong so I got rid of it :P

BLUEOmni
May 13th 2012


684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Pretty much Codeseven --> http://www.sputnikmusic.com/bands/Sundrone/36043/



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