With a very singular sound, to say the least, The Seven Mile Journey composes a very calm, but somewhat reluctantly philosophical path of conscious harmony with their music, that explores the painful and exhilarating tone of tranquility in a very dubious, but at the same time confident style, that delivers to its audience the excruciating sadness of a melancholic melody, so beautifully executed that sometimes you think that it is impossible for someone to play such beautiful songs in such an astounding sequence, as you travel to very distant places being carried away only by the strength of the sound itself. And you pick yourself up just wandering “Who the hell are these guys”? I know, I share this feeling too. I can’t believe my ears every time I listen to them. Their gloom, perfectly combined with their timing reason for mathematical consistency makes their music a milestone in post rock history. All majestically aligned with a despondent feeling of idiosyncratic and imponderable beauty, so poetically nocturnal and astonishingly sad that you really want their music never to have an end, and just keep listening, until you are teleported from this world to the next, the diffuse and lonely lost world that they create with the untouchable philosophical atmosphere that their sound elaborates inside the mind of the listener. And you just want to hear them for the rest of your life.
To say the least, The Seven Mile Journey is one of those bands that you carry away with you for your entire life. With a sound filled with cosmic poetry, deep sorrow, nocturnal skies, philosophical questions and unquestionable journeys, that leaves a deep mark inside yourself, their music is not only suggestively powerful to the senses, but you are really struck at the path of their artistic creativity, being always surprised with the homogeneous and spontaneous metamorphosis of their music, that constantly shapes itself and changes, to be always the same. And you become mesmerized, with an ulterior sense of divine ascendancy taking control of your perceptions, never to be the same again. And those beautiful lines of guitar, always dictating imperative, serene and constructive melodies, that build worlds of ascendant omnipotent shadows deep inside your soul, for the sake of a truth that will always be intangible, like the music, and the masterly aligned notes that, together, originated this insuperable work of art, never to be surpassed, in the history of music. At least, for a long time.
Despite being unknown outside the Post Rock atmosphere, The Seven Mile Journey can positively be considered one of the best bands in the world today, being of a highly undeniable importance to the genre, forever and always. True post rockers will always pay a tribute to this overwhelmingly astonishing band! Unfortunately, it is five years now without releasing new material, and their Facebook page it’s not frequently updated, although we sure have several signs that make us think that the band is still active. Last year saw them play a lot of gigs in China, so I personally think there is hope concerning a new album in the near future.
At least, we can always think positive! When one of the best Post Rock bands in the world are making underground history, you certainly try to keep up all the marvelous expectations regarding their career, and a future album.
Long life to Post Rock!