LP | 2011 | US | Reissue (Kemado / Mexican Summer)
Inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versandkosten
Release:2011 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Even when stepping away from their electric monolith sounds, as on openingacoustic track “For Grace,” True Widow displays an innate understanding ofthe space between the notes, and the stormy tensions that can arise fromthem. Under cover of a bluegrass motif, guitarist D.H. introduces a newchapter of their story, one which brings about feelings of decay and returningto the earth in its wavering, finger-picked threnody. The title track follows,fourteen and a half minutes of sonorous dirge, relies on single-chord riffingand minor-key derivations, as opposed to the cyclical compositions found ontheir last full-length As High as the Highest Heavens and From the Center tothe Circumference of the Earth. This brooding leads “I.N.O.” to more abstractdirections than any other True Widow offering thus far, experimenting withpercussion-free drone elements, surprise surges in tempo and intensity, and atthe ten-minute mark, a drop-in to silence, fading down into the depths andreturn changed and surreal. The EP closes with three more brand new songs,clued in to what True Widow does best: creating a large, heavy space thateschews the trappings of what we know “large” and “heavy” to mean in thecontext of modern rock music; songs with drive but not necessarily aggression,volume but not overload, a peaceful protest against garish imagery andattentionbreaking riff-fests.