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Until Sunrise - Live at WDIY 88.1 CD (album) cover

LIVE AT WDIY 88.1

Until Sunrise

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.18 | 7 ratings

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memowakeman
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3 stars Good radio show!

Until Sunrise are a young and promising post-rock band from United States who so far have released one studio album, one (this) live album and one single. It is cool to see that new and talented bands are receiving help in order to be better known and recognized, cool to know they took a radio show (I believe) as a platform, so one can appreciate how they sound live.

This "Live at WDIY 88.1" album features six songs (actually four) and a total time of 36 minutes. It opens with "Sunset", which also opens the studio album, it is a nice track with atmospheric and emotional guitars, cool drums and a warm sound overall. The last minute is faster, louder and even more emotional. But well, have to say that it clearly sounds cleaner in studio.

"Watching the Clock" has a soft but exquisite guitar sound at first; a minute later it (as the previous track) turns faster, louder and more emotional. A thing I love is that guitars never disappear, we can listen to the as fore or back, but they are always there with something to share.

"Nostalgic Moment" clearly shares what the title suggests. Here I like a lot that piano sound, which is the one that I am sure people will remember about this track. In spite the song begins too slow, after a couple of minutes it becomes more and more interesting, so hold on and do not skip it, better wait until the very end. The fourth track is simply the "station ID", needless to say.

"As the City Quietly Sleeps" is the big composition here, the original can be found in their studio album as a 23-minute epic, but here it is a shorter 17-minute version. This is a challenging track that let us know that this band really have talent and future things to offer. However, I have to admit that there are moments where I lost the track, I mean, moments where the music did not share anything new, so I got bored for some seconds; that was the bad news. The good news is that most of the time I was expecting something, excited to see what would happen next, because the I let the music take me to wherever it wanted to be.

The last track simply shows the reactions of the people who were there, nothing more. Kudos for Until Sunrise, I am sure we will hear their name for several years, hope they keep together and have success. For this live album my final grade will be three stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |

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