Monday, 16 May 2011

#459 - "& Yet & Yet" - Do Make Say Think

Released On:  Constellation Records, 2002

Constellation Records is a post-rock institution, giving support to Efrim Menuck (Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Blah Blah Blah) as well as a host of like-minded bands.  Of those bands not given guiding light by Efrim, Do Make Say Think are the best of the pile:  they have the same wide-ranging sense of ambition that informs the best Godspeed suites, but they exercise a heady sense of restraint coupled with a funky sense of rhythmic backbone.  It sounds like the results of a divinely inspired jam session, and, with the album being recorded in Justin Small's house, that may be exactly what it is.  Mandatory for anyone who's ever liked a post-rock album and wants more.

Where You'd Know It From:  Much like drone/doom, post-rock is enjoyed by intellectual hipster stoners.  So, if you are one or know any such, you'll probably know this one.  Also, "Chinatown" was used in Syriana.

Track Listing:
1.  Classic Noodlanding (5:26)
2.  End Of Music (6:51)
3.  White Light Of (6:56)
4.  Chinatown (5:33)
5.  Reitschule (9:15)
6.  Soul And Onward (5:29)
7.  Anything For Now (9:14)


("End Of Music")

("Soul And Onward")

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