Friday, August 28, 2015

The Appleseed Cast - Low Level Owl, Vol 1+2 [Post-Rock]

We could believe...
Artist: The Appleseed Cast
Release Date: October 23rd, 2011
Genre: Post-Rock, Emo
For Fans of: Explosions in the Sky, Moving Mountains, American Football
It hadn't occurred to me until now that I may of had responses on my "suggest an album" form that I had running on the side of my blog for a couple of months, so upon checking it out I had discovered there were over 30 suggestions which I hadn't responded to. Sorry guys.
Low Level Owl is a two part album by American post-rock group The Appleseed Cast. This album saw a heavy change in The Appleseed Cast's sound, where their looser emo sound was swapped out for more cinematic post-rock arrangements in the style of American Football and Explosions in the Sky. Low Level Owl isn't entirely an album that can be listened to at random, many of the tracks rely on fading cues from other tracks to carry itself as a singular experience, as trying to listen to many of these tracks in an isolated run can make them feel a little boring or empty.
This doesn't make it a bad album by any means, but it IS an album meant to be listened as a single experience. The aesthetic of the album focuses heavy on subtle melodies interlaced with loud and bold landscapes that give the album a beautiful feeling. The vocals on the album are very sparse, only used sparingly every few tracks in short passages. These instances give depth to the music in general as a heavy force in genuine intimacy. The album is worth listening to in a single sitting, as it is a beautiful and memorable one.
Stream/Download/Buy: Bandcamp
Just remember, a little support and a little word of mouth goes a long way! Don't forget to share this album with your friends and family and to support the artist! A free album a day keeps the doctor away or something like that.

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