This song got me into post-rock. I’ve listened to it numerous times. The strange and mystical vibes are so exciting and my imagination is triggered in a way I have the feeling I'm watching a movie instead of listening to a song. The song was actually intended to be a movie without images so that worked out pretty good. I even based my thesis on this song.
This song is perfectly balanced. And there are so many stories in it. A rather fragile intro, not telling anything of what is still to come. It doesn’t sound like a dramatic post-rock song in the beginning. After one minute or something there is a minor mood swing that works to an anti-climax around the 3rd minute. Now it’s starting to sound a little darker. But very subtle. And then there it is! Around 3’30", a solo guitar melody slowly moving its way to the best change over in post-rock history (if you ask me) followed by a climax where Caspian is known for. This song has been on repeat for so many times.
This is the first song from their album 'S/T’ released in 2013. They give you an 18 seconds intro and then the whole thing explodes right away and it just keeps on going for almost 8 minutes. Their typical haunting delay guitars keep pushing the song forward. The bashing drums and loud bass are pumping so much energy in this song. No time for breaks or intermezzo’s. The huge sound just hits you and leaves no space to think about it until the end. You should see this live! At #dnk16 for example :-).
This is something different. No distortion guitars, no guitars at all actually. And vocals! Really beautiful vocals. The song starts with piano and vocals after a few seconds. I really like the piano-vocals combination. I never really analyzed the lyrics but the vibe is pretty dramatic. Also the combination of male and female vocals creates a special tension. The electronic drums give it a sharper touch to avoid too much drama. They are bringing a full live band to #dnk16 so I'm really looking forward to that show.
Ok, I might be a little bit biassed by the upcoming edition of our festival but still this is one of the best songs in my collection. The slow guitars in the beginning. The drum line that is simple but not just straight forward. And after two minutes the e-bow or something like that that comes in. At the same time the drummer switches to an open hi hat. I really like those subtle change loaded with so much tension. I like the way TWDY takes the time to lead their songs to a climax. There’s no rush and that means the subtle changes have so much more impact.