Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Goonies Never Say Die - No Words To Voice Our Hopes and Fears [Post-Rock]

We will live forever...
I've neglected to showcase a lot of post-rock on this blog mainly because it's a genre I very much despise. Why that is, since I think you guys care about what I think about stuff is because it's a genre that I find to be very uninspired. The big names of the post rock industry, Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, God is an Astronaut, Lights & Motion, and more of the like all sound disturbingly similar in their style of progressive bubble gum string scoring and over the top cinematic exercising. Add that with a constant flow of copy cats and you have one of the most over saturated music markets since EDM.
That said, there will be times where I will stumble across an album that I feel like it sets itself up in such an incredibly original or unique way that it instantly over shadows all of it's competition in the genre. And that my friends is where No Words to Voice comes in, a post-rock album from Deep Elm's catalogue by the group Goonies Never Say Die, this is truly an album that doesn't sound or play like any other in it's industry. Not only that, but it manages to create a chaotic, dark, and beautiful record that's worth all the while.
Mixtures of distorted synths with the ever calming progression of pianos, guitars, and other instruments of the matter create atmospheres of many colors and emotions. All while containing a cinematic feel that the genre has, but still it manages to keep itself grounded with a focus on more humble compositions than over the top ones. This is an album that truly speaks for itself upon your first listen, and only continues to up the ante by each track until it reaches it's beautiful conclusion ten tracks in. If Goonies Never Say Die isn't the most promising band of the post-rock industry, I really don't know who is.
You can stream, download, or buy No Words here. If you like what you hear consider supporting the group by throwing a few coins their way. You can also share this album with your friends, they probably need a breath of fresh air in their post rock world. Just remember, a little support and a little word of mouth goes a long way! <3

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