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[music] Рецензия на новый "Do Make Say Think" от Vital Weekly

Vital Weekly #393

DO MAKE SAY THINK — WINTER HYMN COUNTRY HYMN SECRET HYMN (CD by Constellation)

Fourth release from Toronto, Canada based collective Do Make Say Think. If I understand the cover info correctly, we get three hymns — Winter Hymn, Country Hymn, Secret Hymn —, divided into nine songs. The opening hymn — the parts Frederica, War on Want and Auberge le Mouton Noir — delivers your usual instrumental post-rock, where outbursts of hard noiserock are countered by meandering pieces — slow, military mars driven, with melodic strings or woodwind added. Intense and exiting. The same can be said about the second three-piece, Outer Inner & Secret, 107 Reasons Why and Ontario Plates. Because of the painfully haunting cry of the electric guitar in the first part, the band sounds exactly like label-mates Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Come to think of it, it must be said that a lot of the releases from the Constellation label sound awfully alike. Not especially a bad thing — on themselves usually high quality albums —, but chances are the long-time follower starts to get exhausted. In 107 Reasons Why Do Make Say Think experiments with jazz-chords, and that‚s pleasantly refreshing. The closing hymn — Horns of a Rabbit, It's Gonna Rain and Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! — steps back into the standard post-rock idiom again first (although the recording seems reworked with some interesting sound-effects) to slowly slip into a joyful pop-ditty, full of twanging guitars and electronics with easy listening tendencies. Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn is definitely a good album, but you probably own most of it under different titles from different other bands already. If that's a problem is up to the listener. (RT)

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