Fall to November Sky...
A Little Sounds for an Empty World


4.0
excellent

Review

by Atari STAFF
December 11th, 2014 | 36 replies


Release Date: 2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The musical equivalent of a frozen street consumed with snow

Winter is a time for reflection; a time to gaze out the frosted windows at the blankets of snow that swallow everything in their path. I’ve always found solitude in doing so, as watching the snow fall onto the desolate streets has always brought me an unmistakable feeling of inner peace. However, this year has been…different. I patiently wait for any significant snowfall to make an appearance, but it doesn’t happen. The warmer than average weather doesn’t exactly help either, and I’m left pondering what this holiday season will be like if that magical white dust doesn’t stick to the ground soon. Thankfully for me, I’ve discovered I don’t need the physical presence of snow to get that same reflective feeling; all I need is the right music.

Incorporating the winter season into music is nothing new. We’ve heard it before in the form of the aggressive, icy riffs of Paysage D’Hiver or the isolated sounds of Coldworld’s Melancholie. Yet the concept still feels refreshing when listening to the new album by Fall to November Sky…. Based out of Russia, the one man project captures the essence of a freezing cold winter’s night in a remarkable fashion. Tremolo riffs stab their way through the brisk air as ominous bells and various sound effects engulf the listener completely. That’s not to say there’s no breathing room, however. Songs like ‘Cold Flowers for Sad Girl’ and ‘I’m a Tired Emptiness’ are softer tracks which borrow influences from ambient/drone music, but are no less effective in creating a fitting sound to accommodate the bitter season. In fact, they’re two of the most meditative pieces on the album, and will leave you feeling confined to your own thoughts as the music continues to expand and reveal itself further.

Like it or not, it’s becoming more and more common for bands to mix genres like post rock and shoegaze with black metal, and Fall to November Sky… fits snugly into this category. They waste no time on A Little Sounds For an Empty World as they meld together the best elements of the genres mentioned to create a vast, frigid wall of sound. It didn’t take long upon hearing the album for me to feel as if I was standing amidst a barren neighborhood sparkling with the remnants of fresh snow and frost. The music’s ability here to create such imagery is a real treat. No longer do I stare up into the sky and pray for snowflakes to engulf my town, all I have to do is push the play button, and suddenly I’m taken on a journey through miles of fresh powder with streetlights shining through the thick fog. It may just be a mental visual, but it’s every bit as rewarding as the real thing.



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Atari
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2014


27993 Comments


http://www.sputnikmusic.com/news/33230/Fall-to-November-Sky...-stream-new-LP/

album came at just the right time for me so decided to write something for it. I know i could have talked about the music more but i wanted to go with a more personal approach with this one. Feedback always appreciated and hope some others find as much enjoyment out of this as I did.

Judio!
December 11th 2014


8496 Comments


Cool review Atari! That first paragraph in particular is just awesome.

Will check this out soon for sure, sounds like something I'd enjoy.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2014


27993 Comments


thanks buddy glad you liked it! I wrote this unusually fast so was hoping it turned out ok

Jots
Emeritus
December 11th 2014


7563 Comments


I liked the review man, definitely gonna try this

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2014


10829 Comments

Album Rating: 3.6 | Sound Off

Glad to see a review for this, didn't know that you liked it so much to write something for it Atari.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2014


27993 Comments


Cheers guys. Yeah i love this, great album to get lost in

cryptside
December 12th 2014


2406 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great stuff man, very nice review. I love the brevity and personal touch. This is a great album, definitely deserves recognition.

jalexander311
December 12th 2014


71 Comments


Suck you cannot buy or download it though.

PumpBoffBag
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2014


1626 Comments


quality review atari, nice job

Atari
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2014


27993 Comments


Thanks man, I appreciate it

manosg
Emeritus
December 12th 2014


12709 Comments


Sweet review Atari. Wish it would snow more often where I live.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2014


27993 Comments


cheers manosg! it actually usually snows quite a bit where i'm at but this year is an exception. It's weird because some places have received a ton of snowfall, but not in Washington state haha.

Slut
December 13th 2014


4255 Comments


Bad band name but I'm sure this is good

Sowing
Moderator
December 13th 2014


44143 Comments


This is fucking gorgeous.

toomuchtestosterone
December 13th 2014


87 Comments


Good review man

trackbytrackreviews
December 13th 2014


3469 Comments


It's still +25°C weather here

TheBarber
December 13th 2014


4130 Comments


fuck me this is great on first track

Artuma
December 13th 2014


32779 Comments


that cover and title look incredibly cheesy but i'm interested in hearing this

ChilledOutEntertaina
December 13th 2014


24 Comments


So, this is the kind of band that seems to encourage reflection on those could-have-been moments in my life that, for one reason or another, didn't pan out. Probably because of me. Foolish me. This album reminds me just how much of a fool I am. The band is doing their job well.

SharkTooth
December 13th 2014


14929 Comments


Probably won't check this out until 2 weeks from now 'cause right now it still looks like fall where I live



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