Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tidal Arms - "The Sun Exploding" (2011)


In 5.5 billion years, our sun will have spent its first batch of nuclear reaction fuel and will rapidly expand, forming a red giant that envelops the inner solar system in a cloud of nebulous 1000-degree gas. If Tidal Arms' "The Sun Exploding" is any indication, this will be a snarly, melodious experience.

Tidal Arms have put forth a pretty solid effort here. Production is stellar (har), and a number of songs are pleasantly heavy and technical while still retaining a good sense of melody. There is some generous use of reverb, reminiscent of Brit-rockers Doves, if Doves listened to a steady diet of technical post-hardcore. There are a few uninspired tracks, but nothing offensively bad. Definitely worth a listen.

"The Sun Exploding" is available to stream in its entirety on Tidal Arms' bandcamp. 

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The Sun Exploding (2011)

 Acerola -
"Thanks Frankline for the heads up on these guys. Just wanted to post a link to the album and  say that after spending some intimate moments with this release its pretty jawsome. All should join in the sweet sweet post-punk math loveliness."

5 comments:

  1. for some reason, Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark jumped into my mind on this bumpity bump. Must be the darkness ensuing around my cranium.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scary_Stories_to_Tell_in_the_Dark

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  2. i'm liking this record more and more with each listen. i love it when that happens!

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  3. Just checking this out for the first time RIGHT NOW. Some surrious Unwound vibes that I'm digging.

    Nice dynamics on the recording, which is always a plus.

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