The last song is my favorite. It has that hauntingly melancholy tape-loop voice effect featured on Sigur Ros's ( ) and A Silver Mt. Zion's "dead dog" album. Actually, I think it's one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.
It took me a great number of listens to finally get "Trust", and since I have got it, it has progressively become one of my favourite of their pieces. "Tonight" and "Point of Disgust" are two of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. It is not only deep like all of their earlier releases, but especially thick, too, as someone has mentioned above. I think contextually, each song comprises an integral part in an entirely enrapturing whole. And they work well singularly, too, as attested to by the success of their execution in a live setting. I loooooaaaavvvve it.
Alan - The Black Eyed Snakes is Alan Sparhawk's side project. It's pretty much straight-up primitive electric blues w/ two guitars and two drummers. I saw them play in Portland while I was there a few months ago.
As usual I have to agree with Seth.
Trust is nowhere near as classy as Fire- the songs are a bit too over stretched and not as memorable as Sunflower or the likes of Dinosaur Act. I will still follow them but this ones a step back I'm afraid.
Who are the black eyed snakes then?
I don't much like Things we lost either. The songs are written more traditionally.
I don't know how you say that about Fire. I think it is amazing. Listen to it again and again... and again and again and again. I don't think it's that different than anything they have put out. But, of course, it's all subjective.
I don't know about that. Their site says he's still in the band. I like Trust. No matter how hard I try, I just can't get into Things We Lost In The Fire. Most of the songs bore me to death. It's the worst Low CD for me by far.
I think it's similar to "Fire" in that it has more of a produced sound, but I just don't think the songs are as strong. The mix is very thick - quite unlike the earlier stuff.
I think this band has just painted itself into a corner. It was weird seeing the Black Eyed Snakes a few months ago and seeing Alan get so into that.
I just get the sense that they are getting tired of doing the quiet, minimalist thing, but feel trapped by it. Their bassist has already jumped ship to join the Dirty Three. I'm curious what will happen next.
I'd have to say "Trust" is my favorite Low release. They continue to expand their palette of sounds, yet they still manage to sound like Low. The instrumentation is thicker and varied like "Fire", but it carries a dark, somber mood more like "Long Division". It's by far the darkest Low album. Some people complain about the overall sound. But I don't think this "Trust" would pack nearly the wallop it does without Tchad Blake's mixing. (He also mixed American Music Club's "Mercury".)
How is the latest Low release? Which album is it closest to? ...Fire or Long Division, in other words?
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