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Do Make Say Think - Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn CD (album) cover

WINTER HYMN COUNTRY HYMN SECRET HYMN

Do Make Say Think

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.22 | 19 ratings

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Walkscore
3 stars Good Vibe.

My own feeling is that DMST grew in some way with each release. Despite the dark and scary cover to this album, this album (at least for me) actually has quite a feel-good vibe to it, even when it veers into dark territory there seems to be a theme of light over-taking darkness here, or something. This is set right away with the first track ("Frederica"), which begins with a life-affirming guitar line and amazing (yes!) jazzy drumming. While the song builds it veers into dark distorted sections, but the nice life-affirming theme comes back at the end. Awesome song. Other great tracks include "107 Reasons Why" with its trumpet chordal background, both melancholy and uplifting; "Ontario Plates" which builds on a guitar line but with trumpets to produce a fantastic uplifting theme; and the closer "Hooray, Hooray" which mixes acoustic guitar, trumpet lines, cheesy synths, and street noises to produce a pensive tune that evolves into a theme that feels like a force for good. Other tracks on this album are more experimental, whether violin through echo ("War on Want"), more standard post-rock beats ("Horns of a Rabbit"), not-sure-what ("It's Gonna Rain"). The remaining longer tracks ("Auberge le Mouton Noir" and "Outer, Inner, and Secret") are good although perhaps not quite as successful. But on the whole, a good vibe with some excellent innovative (all-)instrumental music that manages somehow to be quite emotional. On balance, I give this album 7.5 out of 10 on my 10-point scale, which is the same rating I gave to "Goobye Enemy Airship...". I actually find myself putting this one on more often.

Walkscore | 3/5 |

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