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Old 04-03-2011, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Through the Ides of March (2002) - A Whisper in the Noise

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Just to add to the numbers, I'll suggest Through the Ides of March (2002) by A Whisper in the Noise.

A Whisper in the Noise's discography has never had a complete definition in terms of genre. Most go with modern progressive rock, post-rock, indie rock, shoegaze, alternative rock, art rock, and sometimes experimental rock (although to a lesser degree). But regardless of the genre's label, their music is great, and I attempted to promote them a bit when I first joined this site. Their debut in particular has always been my favorite, and it has a more interesting sound than their more "popular" album, Dry Land (2007) which is still great all in its own. Through the Ides of March utilizes many classical instruments such as the cello, french horn, and violin which allows West Thordson, the frontman, to have more freedom when composing the music.

The overall sound of the album is very dark and can range anything from mellow to spastic and loud (which is best exemplified by "Seeing You" - the fourth track in the album). The lyrics are also very interesting because he manages to create a lot of meaning with such a minimalistic way of writing them (kind of similar to what Emily ****inson did). Anyways... that's it.
So, what did you guys think of it?
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm liking this, it's a very beautiful, deep and introspective album. The slow tempo and touches of piano, strings and other instrumentation on some of the tracks kind of reminds me of ( )-era Sigur Ros. Even more aggressive songs such as 'The Song You Hate' add some nice dynamic to the album and prevents it from being one-paced. I'm sure this album will grow on me even more over time.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've always enjoyed the track "Seeing You." Towards the end of the song, it sounds like the electronics and the cello are fighting each other.

I feel a wrong inside of me
in how I'm seeing everything
I can't quite put my finger on a source
if I speak it turns to ****
the buzzing sound that never quits
selling trips away from this hollow place

It kind of correlates with the lyrics, seeing as how his mind is battling something out in terms of either morality or overall perspective of things. Although, I'm not completely sure about what the song is about (the last line eludes me).
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I keep listening to "Silence" over and over again. It's fantastic, love the percussion and the piano and the strings and... well, all of it.
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