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Again

Again

  • Door Windows '78
  • Release 17-1-2012
  • Muziekgenre Rock
  • Media-indeling CD
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Windows '78's follow-up release to 2006's The Window Seat is a 5 song EP titled Again. In true DIY fashion, everything bar vocals was tracked at the Vancouver outfit's rehearsal space. Rather than representing an exploration of lo-fi primitivism as this methodology might suggest, the songs instead expand upon the strengths the band displayed on their debut LP. The richly textured ambient grandeur is still present, at times bolstered by the group's most ferocious guitar and bass attack yet and at times augmented with synth work that enrichens the band's sonic palette. Acclaimed Vancouver band leader and producer Caleb Stull was again part of the creative process and his contributions both behind the mixing console and in supplying harmony vocals are a nice tie-in to his work on The Window Seat. Again opens with the powerful title track, a rumination on life and death that rolls through tumbling verses before bursting into a glossy, distortion-laced chorus and climaxing in an orchestral guitar solo section. '6 Little Pins' chimes and simmers with a delicate, understated disquiet at a love the narrator can't bring himself to forget. 'Take It International' wraps itself around a droning guitar figure that steps up into a chorus whose regrets about, and stubborn insistence on pipe dreaming follows up on the paradox of "success" previously explored by lead vocalist and lyricist Mark Rogers on The Window Seat's 'A Couple Lines'. 'Tom Hanks' is a mischievous roast that neatly upends the usual deification of celebrity culture to the sound of tightly strummed acoustic guitars offset with ringing electrics and smashing riffs. 'Trees Lounge', the EP's only non-original track, neatly encapsulates the fatalistic feeling of Again. An obscure song by an obscure artist from an obscure film is given new life with a rousing, overdrive drenched treatment. Master percussionist Michael Nathanson is given a chance to stretch out on this set of songs, laying the foundation for guitarist and principal song-writer Craig Rogers to unfold the band's most ambitious arrangements yet. Multi-instrumentalist Greg Williams has succeeded the unimpeachable John Lucas in the band and plays guitars, bass and synths to round out the lineup. Freeing itself from the "space rock" tag without turning it's back on the past is the key to the future of Windows '78 and is contagiously personified in Again.

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Kunstenaar: Windows '78
Titel: Again
Genre: Rock
Releasedatum: 17-1-2012
Label: CD Baby
Media-indeling: CD
UPC: 885767890879
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