Release DetailsLABEL Teenage Disco Bloodbath Records
RELEASED ON 3/12/2006
posted on 4/2006 By:
The aptly named instrumental hypnotists known as Tides return for a painfully brief, 3 song teaser EP, and continue to appease fans of Neurosis, Pelican, The Red Sparowes and such like minded bands.
Unlike their 6 track debut album, Resurface, Tides actually name these three tracks and only one of the tracks is a typical lengthy droner, with the first two tracks “The Sight” and “Unreiled” serving as almost jazzy, lounge metal, ambient, relaxing, introductory numbers (as three of the tracks on Resurface did) before the 11 minute “In Their Arms” delivers a more typical, expansive tidal atmosphere. With the appropriate deliberate ebb and build, the song teases and flows with instrumental elegance. It takes about 6 minutes to reach its lumbering peak, but it's worth it as the band seems to have mastered the art of the crescendo and ultimately the following diminuendo, and unlike The Red Sparowes, finish a song. The production is lush and heavy allowing the notes and riffs to breathe without suffocating or adding artificial heaviness.
How this band is not signed to HydraHead yet amazes me, but this EP further shows that this New York band is the real deal within a genre that seems to be getting a little bigger by the note.
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