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Artist: Desert Noises Release: Mountain Sea Discogs: 3447231 Released: 2011-09-06 Label: Northplatte Records Catalog#: SR002 Format: FLAC / Lossless / Log (100%) / Cue / CD Country: US Style: Rock, Indie Rock Tracklisting: CD1. Highway Cars CD2. Bible Study CD3. Tell Me You Love Me CD4. Oak Tree CD5. Your Wolf CD6. Hey Ah CD7. Dressed Like A Ghost CD8. Up The Mountain CD9. Smoke Breathing Monsters CD10. Where I Go Desert Noises are a four piece group out of Utah who play alternative rock with a heavy dose of folk aesthetic. The groupΓÇÖs alternative folk style might beg an immediate comparison to acts like Fleet Foxes or Local Natives, though Desert Noises also often straddle the gap between moments of pop and even psychedelic rock. Front-man Kyle Henderson has a rich voice with a certain aged quality that adds a touch of melancholy, reflecting the lyrical content. Henderson croons about heartbreak, falling in and out of love, and displays a constant love for evoking simple nature metaphors. On one of the albumΓÇÖs strongest tracks ΓÇ£Oak TreeΓÇ¥ we are treated to the albumΓÇÖs title, as he compares a relationship to watching mountains fall into the sea. While the images present on this record always feel very appropriate for whatΓÇÖs going on in the tune, expect the best story-telling when he chooses to express his daily-life; these moments often feel the most genuine, as on ΓÇ£Your Wolf or Bible Study.ΓÇ¥ The instrumentals on Mountain Sea are always tastefully playful, with auxiliary instruments occasionally adding richness to these very groovy songs. The guitarists and rhythm section do a wonderful job of creating a sound thatΓÇÖs familiar but a little more aggressively groovy than other similar bandΓÇÖs output. The musicianship is consistently superb, but occasionally the production feels a little too familiar to the point where itΓÇÖs not doing much for the mostly intriguing songwriting. This is mostly rectified by how much of a progression their sound goes through over the course of the LP ΓÇö when they do experiment more it pays off gorgeously. The last few tracks on the album seem to progress both musically and lyrically into something a little freer, as ΓÇ£Dress Like a GhostΓÇ¥ melts into an almost shoegaze-like ending, and ΓÇ£Smoke Breathing MonstersΓÇ¥ being the albumΓÇÖs undeniable ballad. Through the whole of Mountain Sea there are well placed, albeit simple, harmonies and a sense of momentum that early releases from bands rarely are able to convey. ItΓÇÖs clear Desert Noises meant to craft an album with a concrete beginning building to an end, but Mountain Sea has me even more excited about where theyΓÇÖll go next time, as opposed to where weΓÇÖve left off here. But for now, Mountain Sea will satiate this desire just fine with itΓÇÖs pleasant musicianship and deceptively engrossing lyricism.
|Desert Noises - Mountain Sea (2011) [FLAC]/01 Highway Cars.flac||23.449 MB|
|Desert Noises - Mountain Sea (2011) [FLAC]/02 Bible Study.flac||20.996 MB|
|Desert Noises - Mountain Sea (2011) [FLAC]/03 Tell Me You Love Me.flac||23.657 MB|