Aereogramme - Seclusion CD
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"When they go pop, they sound less like an above-average indie group and more like the loudest and most exacting guitar band to never get their chance at the platinum ring. "Inkwell", the leadoff track, barrels along atop over-amped strumming and new-wavey synth squiggles, while the cheeky Flaming Lips cover "Lightning Strikes the Postman" is the devil-horned head-banger, complete with wanky guitar solo. Aereogramme also knows how to pitch some beautiful string-laden woo, as on the self-explanatory "I Don't Need Your Love". On the other hand, when the group gets serious, they recall any number of reclusive and thoughtful metal groups. Catch a Tool fan off-guard with "Bridges" and they might think Maynard James Keenan is involved with yet another side project. "The Unraveling" plays out like a 10-minute cinematic tribute to Aereogramme's future In The Fishtank collaborators Isis, right down to the clicking of the projector reels and the tortured screams. The filmic approach is carried over into the album's closing track, an instrumental appropriately titled "Alternate Score". Regardless of which pose the band strikes, their Albini-esqe Wall of Sound production technique bombards the listener with Everest-sized drums and glorious sheets of feedback that only the most jaded listeners will be able to resist." – Pitchfork (6.8 review)