Monday, 4 April 2011
#471 - "Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upwards" - The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra And Tra-La-La Band
There are many passages on this album that could comfortably soundtrack the apocalypse. The band was born out of and eventually replaced Montreal post-rock titans Godspeed You Black Emperor; they were no strangers to darkly beautiful instrumental chamber rock. Unlike Godspeed, though, the group on Born Into Trouble has a deeper interest in deliberating on smaller themes. The half-hour build-and-crescendo suites are dropped in favour of (relatively) more compact ideas. It's still Efrim and Co, though; the slashing strings on "Take These Hands And Throw Them In The River" are as monumentally heavy as anything found on a Godspeed album, and the stately piano figure from "Sisters! Brothers! Small Boats Of Fire Are Falling From The Sky!" is the sort of sad waltz that underwrote much of Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antenna To Heaven. Perfect if you need your apocalyptic post-rock beauty in more manageable chunks.
Where You'd Know It From: Post-rock hipsters, and "This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Bird's Fallen" was used in Snow Angels, that Kate Beckinsale movie critics liked and did all of $14 000 in it's opening weekend.
1. Sisters! Brothers! Small Boats Of Fire Are Falling From The Sky! (9:07)
2. This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Bird's Fallen (5:47)
3. Built Then Burnt (Hurrah! Hurrah!) (5:41)
4. Take These Hands And Throw Them In The River (6:58)
5. Could've Moved Mountains (10:59)
6. Tho You Are Gone I Still Often Walk W/You (4:48)
7. C'monCOMEON(Loose An Endless Longing) (8:06)
8. The Triumph Of Our Tired Eyes (6:54)
("Take These Hands And Throw Them In The River")
("This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Bird's Fallen")
("The Triumph Of Our Tired Eyes")
Posted by Trevor at 18:28