Being the greatest highlight of the album its first half – although the entire album is brilliant – Caspian, in this particular work, had the distinction of, very, very subtlety, insert progressive, experimental and space rock elements to the sound, creating an ambivalent atmosphere that reveals itself to be very unique, and will sound innovative, more colorful and surprising to post-rock enthusiasts. Like I always say, in my personal opinion, when dealing with such a static genre like post rock, bands have to take care, and do their best effort not to play songs that sound always the same, over and over again, and do not deliver to its audience a boring and monotonous sound. And yet, continuing to create and to play music that would be easily identifiable as post rock, which is certainly no minor task.
But the level of musical input and creativity shown by the members of Caspian appears to easily downplay all of these challenges! Creating a platform of dream-like sounds in a somewhat ethereal atmosphere, that allows the more progressive elements to deliver even orchestral background symphonies in a very elusive manner, they reveal a symbiosis of impressive musical chemistry, that certainly will make your head spin, if you enjoy this genre of music. And still, having the bright distinction to remain extremely post rock in sound, their music turns itself to be an amazing work of art, although we could say that here we have – maybe – a new kind of music, that certainly can be seen as “progressive post-rock” (I know this maybe would sound contradictory to the more conservative-minded post-rockers); but I do know how bands in general don’t like being labeled this way or another, or to be limited to a particular or specific genre, since their primary matter of work is creativity, and good musicians certainly doesn’t have restrictions or creative boundaries, when writing their songs and creating their art.
Well, all that I can say is that Dust and Disquiet is a great astonishing masterpiece!!!! It would be impossible for me to give a score below the five stars rate for this album! Being one of the greatest bands of post-rock in the world, Caspian it is not just groundbreaking, but probably one of the most perfect definitions of post rock music in the whole universe! For once and for all, these guys rock above the ground! I’m foreseeing the fact that I will listen to this album a hundred times, certainly!!!