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Sunday, 16 October 2016

RED SPAROWES

BandRED SPAROWES
GenresPunk / Rock / Post-Rock / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Ambient / Grunge / Shoegaze / Experimental / Instru-metal / Prog
Related artistsIsis, The Nocturnes, Halifax Pier, Pleasure Forever, LaGrecia, Marriages, Made Out Of Babies, The VSS, Bad Powers, The Drowning Season, Blind Spring, Taiga, The Gersch, Windmills By The Ocean, Bound, Jail Weddings, Tarot Bolero, The Morrisons, Jasta 14, MGR, The (Fallen) Black Deer, 5ive, Cable, Crone, House Of Low Culture, Or Rathol Nok, Spylacopa, A Storm Of Light, Battle Of Mice and Angel Hair.
CountryLos Angeles, California USA
Years Active2003-present
Song: "Buildings Began to Stretch Wide Across the Sky, and the Air Filled with a Reddish Glow."
Album: "At the Soundless Dawn"
Year: 2004
For fans ofPelican, Godspeed, You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Maserati, Town Portal, Isis, Ornaments, Glasir, Explosions In The Sky, Grand Détour, Finger Of God, Palms, Jesu, Omega Massif, Russian Circles, Gifts From Enola, Black Clouds, If These Trees Could Talk, Shy, Low, Merridew, Mono, Boris, Tides From Nebula5ive and Tomydeepestego.
Label(s): Self Released / Robotic Empire / Neurot Recordings / Conspiracy Records / Hypertension Records / Daymare Recordings / Sargent House
This post's artist is from the October 2016 Mix. This is track #10.
You can download: the October 2016 Mix#10 right here or get the new November 2016 Mix#11 here.

RED SPAROWES are an offshoot of the band Isis that I've been into since the mid-2000s. If you can imagine the softer side of Isis mixed with Godspeed, You! Black Emperor and Mono you are there. The ambient post-rock, post-hardcore and maybe even a touch of post-metal draw out pretty long songs that are engaging but rarely, if ever, take a trek to breakdown town like their contemporaries and the other instru-metal bands I've listed above. The layered, chill and driving instrumental post-rock is nothing less than soothing waves of awesomeness. I've found myself much more enthralled by the band's early work which I would posit covers 2004-2006. Every release is pretty long and requires some dedication to get through but each album also (generally) includes at least one stellar song, with my favourites being "Alone And Unaware, The Landscape Was Transformed In Front Of Our Eyes." and "Buildings Began To Stretch Wide Across The Sky, And The Air Filled With A Reddish Glow." ('At the Soundless Dawn'), "I Saw the Sky in the North Open to the Ground and Fire Poured Out" ('Gregor Samsa split'), "The Great Leap Forward Poured Down Upon Us One Day Like A Mighty Storm, Suddenly And Furiously Blinding Our Senses." ('Every Red Heart Shines Towards the Red Sun') and "A Hail of Bombs" and "A Swarm" ('The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer'). As you now know, the band also uses very long song titles, with a prime example being track 6 from 'Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun' which it called "And By Our Own Hand Did Every Last Bird Lie Silent In Their Puddles, The Air Barren Of Song As The Clouds Drifted Away. For Killing Their Greatest Enemy, The Locusts Noisily Thanked Us And Turned Their Jaws Toward Our Crops, Swallowing Our Greed Whole".

I think that's all I really need to say. If you wanna chill out and let some music carry you away to a far off land, this is your shit, right here.
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DISCOGRAPHY

2004 - Demo EP
2004 - At the Soundless Dawn cd/2x12"LP

2005 - Gregor Samsa split cd/12"EP

2006 - Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun cd/2x12"LP
2006 - Oh Lord, God of Vengeance, Show Yourself! cdLP
2006 - As the Black Wind Withers in the Sky, We are Graced Dimly Our Dreams / Black Tar Prophecies Vol. 1 (split w/Grails) 12"LP
2006 - Triad (split w/Made Out Of Babies and Battle Of Mice) cd/2x7"EP

2008 - Aphorisms 12"EP

2010 - The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer cd/12"LP

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(2004) RED SPAROWES - "Untitled" (aka "Alone And Unaware, The Landscape Was Transformed In Front Of Our Eyes." demo version) (from 'Demo')

(2004) REàD SPAROWES - "Buildings Began To Stretch Wide Across The Sky, And The Air Filled With A Reddish Glow." (from 'At the Soundless Dawn')

(2005) RED SPAROWES - "I Saw the Sky in the North Open to the Ground and Fire Poured Out" (from 'Gregor Samsa' split)

(2006) RED SPAROWES - "The Great Leap Forward Poured Down Upon Us One Day Like A Mighty Storm, Suddenly And Furiously Blinding Our Senses." (from 'Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun')

(2006) RED SPAROWES - "I Will Love The Light For It Shows Me The Way. I Will Embrace The Darkness Because It Shows Me The Stars." (from 'As the Black Wind Withers in the Sky, We are Graced Dimly Our Dreams / Black Tar Prophecies Vol. 1')

(2008) RED SPAROWES - "We Left The Apes To Rot But Find The Fang Grows Within" (from 'Aphorisms')

(2010) RED SPAROWES - "A Hail of Bombs" (from 'The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer')

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