Monday, October 8, 2012

Damascus - Of Whom I Always Think

Here's some solid instrumental work from this New Jersey quartet.  There's the essence of bands like Explosions in the Sky or Caspian here, but with perhaps a bit more heaviness (which almost visits Russian Circles' neighborhood at times).

The production here is clean and gives you a nice glimpse into each instrument.  There's no slacker in this group; everyone seems to be pulling their weight to make a some pretty solid compositions.

There's some smooth transitions here that keep the longer pieces flowing and prevent stagnation.  The band can build up a part to nice dramatic payoff and not lose their intensity afterwards.  Good stuff here.

Listen to it here.