Tuesday, March 2, 2010

review: Post Harbor - They Can't Hurt You If You Don't Believe In Them

Post Harbor.
They Can't Hurt You If You Don't Believe In Them
Burning Building Records, 2010

Post Harbor: "Caves Trees and Other Hollow Dwellings"

Moody. Ambient. The sky with no context. Is that autotune in "Shirakashi"? These are the things I think about.
But at the 4:30 mark of that song though, sounds "noise-like," as if any of the instruments could have been substituted with a table saw going through a chain link fence. Other parts are like the most recent Isis, but with Jeremy Enigk vocal lines. What's the term for all this? Post-rock math rock?

The Sunny Day lessons hold the truest, maybe tilting towards The Fire Theft perhaps, so prog-rock emo with really interesting instrumental lines.

All of this discounts the music more than I want it to, because this release from Seattle's Post Harbor is quite excellent really. "With A Line Graph I Can Tell The Future" is perhaps a favorite, it's going somewhere, plods and picks up pieces before gelling into a scorching, arching rein of shred in the last minute. It coalesces quite nicely.

"Caves, Hollow Trees and Other Dwellings" sounds as if Mineral was stretched to its farthest lengths, as if there was melody but The Gloria Record never happened.

Crystal. Translucent. The ground was glass and it shattered slowly. These are the things Post Harbor makes me think about.

1 comment:

  1. good stuff. i'm glad i got you to introduce me to new music.


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