I'm listening through the Southern Lord US version right now and some of this is just brilliant! Part of me can agree with some points in this pitchfork review: (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/11464-smile/) Like that its maybe a bit full on for some...but I think the first para is particularly harsh! I never know what to think of Pitchfork though...hmmmm I digress
I like how relentless it all is, its quite a sprawling masterpiece even if I do say so myself! Parts of it make me think of Pink Floyd psychedelic prog stuff. What do you lot think? Anyone know more about the band apart from just reading whats on wiki?
Its not like much I've heard before. I always find that exciting.
What I don't get though is why this band doesn't get more coverage? Is it simply because its basically quite ''underground'' and not the most accessible music due to the vocals etc ? Is there really such a thing as underground music nowadays anyway? Aren't we supposed to promote this kind of experimentalism...or am I simply reading the wrong magazines/sites?
Anyway, I look forward to hearing your thoughts :)