Moving Mountains
Pneuma


4.5
superb

Review

by jesusjuice1179 USER (6 Reviews)
February 23rd, 2010 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Moving Mountains creates amazing music from a hodge-podge of everyday genres and will totally blow your mind.

Moving Mountains are a post-rock/indie band with elements of thrice thrown into the mix. That being said, I'll dive right into the album, as that is the best way to digest the music they create.

The album kicks off with Aphelion, my favorite of the short tracks. It opens with a beautiful mixture of reverse guitar, xylophone, and piano, and then halfway through the song impassioned screams echo out from the lead singer(sorry, don't know his name or anyone elses). After that is Cover The Roots/Lower the Stems which showcases the more post-rock/indie style and is actually quite good, especially the drumming. Alastika is the next track and you can really hear the similarities between them and Thrice, which is a good thing.

8105 is the longest song on the album clocking in at 8 and a half minutes. The track is good, although it tends to rely heavily on the post-rock aspect of their sound, which kind of makes it weaker than all the others. Bottom Feeder is a segway track into Sol Solis and is mostly ambience so there's really not much to say about it. Sol Solis, on the other hand, is a great little folk number where you really get to hear the vocal talents of the singer. He's got a good voice imo, but may be a little to high-pitched or nassally for some.

Grow on, Grow up, Grow out is one of their more melodic and ambient songs on the album, mixing the indie aspect of their style with almost shoegaze type ambience. Even the guitar adds to the atmosphere, which is quite uplifting and gorgeous. The Earth and The Sun slows the pace significantly, adding to that shoegaze element touched upon in the previous track, and is the perfect segway into my favorite track on the album, Ode We Will Bury Ourselves. This track is absolutely amazing, balancing the heaviness of Aphelion with the beauty of The Earth and The Sun. Also the singer gives a phenomenal performance, really showcasing his great range. All around the best song of this album, if not of their career.



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armfarm
February 23rd 2010


576 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pretty short review, might want to research the band a little more before you write a review on them.

Gyromania
February 23rd 2010


16091 Comments


I love the first track

EasternLight
February 23rd 2010


2704 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

album is one of my favorites ever

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2010


15743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

album is nearly perfect, a collection of one stunning song after another. And they live near me :D

scotish
February 24th 2010


835 Comments


'He's got a good voice imo'

avoid saying stuff like 'imo', and try to do something more than just describe the music. but the writing here isn't bad otherwise.
I recognise this album from somewhere... looks intriguing anyway.

Skimaskcheck
February 24th 2010


2362 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Goood album - although the Sol Solis demo is infinitely better than the album version

jesusjuice1179
February 24th 2010


1784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lol sorry about not having like background info or anything, i just started listening to these guys a week ago plus i kinda wanted to focus on the music and not the muscians although the singer woulda been good to know lol

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 25th 2010


8023 Comments


this review is good, it justs needs more meat in it

jesusjuice1179
February 25th 2010


1784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yea dude ill be sure to have a lot more to say if i write another review

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 25th 2010


8023 Comments


you should review more, because it was really good

jesusjuice1179
February 25th 2010


1784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yea well when i listen to an album that i really dig then i definitely will review it, i mite review a hammock album soon

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
February 25th 2010


15743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

don't mistake meat for length, as a lot of nothing is worse than 2 paragraphs of solid analysis. That said, this review shows potential, and obviously I love this album



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