Despite the fact that they depart from a relatively traditional post rock ground, their style is more vibrant, integral and cohesive, and display a continuous sonorous density that makes you levitate far above the horizon of their symphonies. In Hiboux’s music, the intensity of beauty and the diagram of a sincere sensibility are bound together to create the visible path of a world full of meaning and deeper comprehension.
Nevertheless, the style of the group is profoundly amalgamated to the correlated structure of post rock. Impressionistic guitar lines, discreet, but continual reverberations, soft harmonies and expressively calmer melodies are the main components of their music. Although the record really can be considered a very ambitious and exceedingly marvelous artistic creation, Command the Earth to Swallow Me Up is indebted to a certain monotony, inherent to the genre, especially in full length albums with longer tracks, expressed in very extensive instrumental songs, which makes the album unpleasant for music enthusiasts who doesn’t appreciate the genre.
But if you are a post rock aficionado, Command the Earth to Swallow Me Up was made for you. A strong album, that has a very powerful and strategic identity, the record is filled with amazingly rich and very fascinating harmonic peculiarities. You will feel yourself embarking on a trip fully loaded by spectacularly surreal and magnificent guitar lines, that will lead your soul away, to a distant corner of the universe. Undoubtedly, you will be delighted by the intricate, but effusively distinct style of post rock, as played by Hiboux. Methodic, delicate, and efficiently detailed, it’s a work of art to be fully appreciated, especially all alone in your room.