|08-06-2012, 12:06 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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pg.lost - Key (2012)
pg.lost - Key
I've been talking about this album around the forum quite a bit, and I wanted to write a review about it. So i'll do my best to point out key points and obviously explain why it's possibly the best album I have heard this year. To give a bit of background first, pg.lost are an instrumental post-rock band from Sweden, who have released two albums including Key and another one called It's Not Me, It's You. My first exposure to pg.lost was Kardusen off of It's Not Me, It's You, and it was almost instant that I fell in love with the band.
After getting myself very familiar with It's Not Me, It's You, I did a random search on Google just to see if pg.lost have any albums coming out in the future, and lucky enough, there was news on various music sites saying that pg.lost are set to release a new album called Key in May 2012, which made me very happy and eager to get this album as soon as possible.
When I read the news, I went back and listened to It's Not Me, It's You, and even their Yes I Am EP to get myself back into the groove of how they sound and to remember how their music affects me. With much success, Key met those expectations and even exceeded my expectations by a long shot. The album starts off with Spirits Stampede which starts the album off with a punch, slowly works it's way into a powerful yet emotional song but done well enough to leave you wanting more in the end.
Than you get to the rest of the album with tracks like Vultures, Terrain, and one of my personal favorites, Gathering.
It's hard to contain a lot of emotion when listening to this album from front to back, it literally takes you on an adventure of various emotions if I must repeat myself. Gathering is my favorite song on this album for one reason alone, it sounds sad. When I listen to post-rock, I like to get that sad/emotional feeling because it reminds me of how much this music alone can affect me in such a way. It's not a bad thing, sometimes music that makes you sad is the best kind of music.
It's gotten to the point that I want to space out the time I listen to this album, because although it does get better each time I listen to it, I want those listens and experiences to be special and give myself time to really enjoy the album over the next couple years. In the near future, i'm hoping pg.lost does a vinyl release of this album, as I mentioned in another thread on this forum, I want to frame this album and give it a special place wherever i'm living at the time.
There's nothing I hate about this album, it fits my expectations and brings them to a new level. Doesn't necessarily mean I can't enjoy other post-rock acts, it just means that if a favorite of mine releases a new album in the next year or two, my expectations will be very high, and hopefully brought higher again.
With all that being said, I know I probably didn't focus on the album as much as I focused on my personal thought and feelings for the album, but I really just want to get across the point that it has been a great album for more personal reasons that what the album physically has on it. Please, do find a copy of this album and give it at least one listen, it's worth that at least. Even if you aren't familiar with post-rock at all, it's still a great album to have playing in the background while you're doing something else.
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