Flares   Levitation
Release Date: 2008

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3.5 greatBedex | February 13th 20

Shows a whole big lot of potential, but quite rough over the edges. This isn't mere crescendocore - I mean it is, but it is of the inventive kind. Prod is lo-fi but it has its charm versus the usual crystal clear post-rock sound. Drumming is often syncopated for lack of a better word, and it feels like their drummer wanted to be in a math rock band instead at times. The first track starts on a sweet kinda inspiring melody which could go into other directions than just post-rock. The transition at 3:30 into something more upbeat, the crescendo that follows is nice, and honestly the track on the whole is the best executed one here and is kinda jammy. 4 is mostly ok interlude material, but the crescendo at the end is massive and possibly the best on the record. 2 and 3 on the other hand feel very amateur at times, especially the synth work on 2, and the bridge at min 4 on 3, thankfully followed by a dark and riffy climax. So yeah I guess I might jam other things by these guys, but even if it is inventive, it remains the tried and tested ol' crescendo post rock as we know it. 3.45

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3.5 greatPangea | March 11th 20
2.5 averageTrifolium | March 4th 20
4.0 excellentbudgie | February 24th 20
4.0 excellentabsolute elitist park, hipster, purist, hater, tryhard etc. no fun allowed!! | May 29th 16
4.5 superbs1ddhartha | July 2nd 14

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