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We All Inherit the Moon - 5 Song LP

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We All Inherit the Moon - 5 Song LP
Record Label: Future Recordings
Release Date: February 20, 2009
Future Recordings post-rock/ambient drone prodigies We All Inherit the Moon are quietly one of the most elite groups wielding the genre in modern music. Not unlike label mates Oriin, the band is fond of silky smooth lullabies that crawl close to the epitome of beauty. On 5 song LP, We All Inherit the Moon sounds confident with their style of fiddling the ambient drone knobs and produce a creation sure to be a juicy magnet for mediators and spiritualists everywhere.

"Part I" is 5 minutes of slow-burning mystical ethereality, blending the captivating simplicity of an off-rhythm line with jumpy drum spurts. The track is optimistic and forlorn at the same time, like someone rejoicing in the desert or a ghost-town. There is no one else here, but the joy prompts restrained celebration in the form of such music. "Part I" ends on a delicious drone-out, and the listener is prepared for more of what the band has to offer. The much welcomed "Part II" follows, a continuation of "Part I"'s ideas with a similar highlight line and dances softly about for less than a minute before "Part III" interrupts and reveals a new direction.

"Part III" is a deep, majestic complex, boasting gorgeous, drawn-out synths that finishes its imposing repertoire only to give a sneak peek into more post-rock gleanings the band is poised to take. As the audience, we would expect "Part IV" to reflect the motif "Part III" utilizes towards its conclusion, but instead, "Part IV" is a delicate, piano-driven piece that is actually quite aggressive for the album's nature thus far. There is no disappointment however; scathing drones and romantic drum beats invade "Part IV," making for a listen not unlike that of previous tracks - it is engaging, haunting and flooring.

When "Part V" ends 5 song LP with a return to an ambient drone line-of-thought, the record feels startlingly short for its style of addition by subtraction music (there is not much going on at any time, so as to bring out the beauty of its core), and listeners are left cold and ravenous for more. Nevertheless, 5 song LP is a vinyl record, complete with an intricate bag and some absolutely breathtaking artwork, making it a must-not-miss purchase in the world of soft music. Relatively unknown bands like We All Inherit the Moon may never hit the widespread fame that Mono or Explosions In the Sky enjoy, but they certainly rank among the best kept secrets in modern music.

Recommended If You LikeExplosions In the Sky; Oriin; Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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