4 weeks ago
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This is probably not a new album for most of you guys reading this, but this is really another gem from 2006, an overall great year for music (Donuts, Dowsing Anemone, Diadem of 12 Stars, This Binary Universe, etc). Liars is one of those bands that if you were high it'd be all 'Feels good, man', but you don't need to be to enjoy it. That makes sense, right?
Anyway, the yell at the beginning of Let's Not Wrestle Mt. Heart Attack is good enough to justify downloading this, but what really sets this album apart is the textural experimentation. There's not many melodies here, most of them are just the vocal lines sung in falsetto or a deep Ian Curtis voice, but the drums play an integral part in keeping the pulse going. The guitar rarely sounds like one, instead it's run through countless filters until beautiful drones are created to let the vocal lines breathe.
Liars manages to keep things fresh for 12 tracks and 47 minutes, no easy feat.