Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Collapse - The Sleep In Me (2017)
The third album from this French band.
The band was a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.
The band had added a keyboardist after the 2013 album The Fall. An good album and you can read my thoughts on that album here.
The keyboards add another layer of melodies and melancholia on their mix of shoegaze, post-rock and experiemental metal.
There is a lot of chugging, hard guitars here and a lot of melancholic melodies. There is indeed beauty in their music. There is also big majestic soundscapes in their music, very much helped by the piano and the guitars.
This album reminds me why shoegaze and post-rock indeed is a very effective way of musical communication. No matter how instrumental and introvert this music is, it still communicates with the audience and the listener.
That also goes for this fifty minutes long album. There is no real great songs here. But the music is still very good and one I like a lot. This band is on my list of bands I will follow a lot closer.