With amazing and intriguing melodies, and a beautiful set of wonderful progressing rhythms, the chain of harmonies that balances the poetic cadences of these enchanting and powerful lines of music are among the best ever created on the genre. And this could never be different, since The Seven Mile Journey certainly is
one of the most amazing, brilliant and excellent post rock bands in the world today.
Templates for Mimesis comes to the forefront of the post rock scenario right on time. With a career almost two decades long, they only have five albums released. With years between records, somewhat this is very common for them, since their methodical line of work usually outstands perfectionism, and the final result is so good that you totally understand their necessity for improvement, when what you hear, in the end, is a monumental and incomparable masterpiece, that makes perfection an unbound and limitless device.
With a lucid and very detailed outline of rhythms, and a digressive and imponderable onset of melodic beauty, to hear The Seven Mile Journey, and more important, to understand them, is learning how to appreciate the most elevated and highlighted form of post rock that you will ever going to listen. With a masterful poetic approach that never gets tired, in Templates for Mimesis this exceedingly astounding Danish band exposes another of their monumental talents: they never repeat themselves, while being able to solidify and maintain precisely their style at the same time, which is quite an imponderable ability. And this is another of their virtues: the scope of their style is so gigantic, that the endless possibilities that they’re able to capture in the sound frame of their essence retains an infinite sonorous soul of universal melancholy, that permanently revolves around the stellar system of their never-ending sonorous dynamics. As you listen to this majestic album, a pronounced galaxy of a sonorous delight enters through you ears, and keeps you floating in a paradise of wonderful melodic tapestry.
As much subjective as it is, directly frozen in a melodic soundscape of beautiful axiomatic melodies, a seemingly diverse galaxy of sonorous heaven is opened to the listener, when he listens to anyone of The Seven Mile Journey’s albums, although each one of them are a unique experience. And as you can imagine, Templates for Mimesis doesn’t disappoint, on the contrary. Well, it couldn’t disappoint, even if they wanted to! One of the best bands in the whole universe – and in what concerns my opinion, the best band in the whole post rock category –, The Seven Mile Journey rules absolute. Templates for Mimesis, with a transcendental melodic and poetic approach, beautifully arranged at the organizational symmetry of a devotional symphony of sonorous colors, is certainly one of the most magnificent albums in all post rock history, and the most wonderful surprise to come out in 2016. An intriguing, captivating, excellent, amazing and mesmerizing album, the absolute paroxysm of perfection in the genre, Templates for Mimesis confirms – not that there were any doubts – why The Seven Mile Journey is, was and always will be the most wonderful, amazing, absolute, brilliant and talented post rock band in the whole world. Past, present or future!
If you are a post rock enthusiast, I don’t even need to recommend this album to you, do I?
An indispensable and fundamental album! The Seven Mile Journey rules!