Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Education - Sunrise

Strange Attractors Audio House, 2010

These guys get better with every release. One of the best post-rock bands going. If you like the new Red Sparowes this is even better.

"There is a calamitous but oddly compelling tension that rears its head when the night hits its darkest hour. This is the feeling you get when My Education's newest LP, ‘Sunrise', takes off with soaring, cinematic instrumentals - an amazing concoction of guitar drones, melodic viola, and thundering rhythms.

Sunrise, a new album of pieces from their original score for F.W. Murnau’s 1927 silent masterpiece “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”, finds the band in peak form . Having perfected the material with live film performances over the last two years with sold out shows across the USA, My Education has captured 40 plus minutes of a soundtrack to the long dark night of the soul. Sunrise is an aural experience that is original and unique. This soundtrack finds parallels with the soundscapes Popol Vuh created for Werner Herzog’s films. All told, this is their most diverse and mature release to date." -myspace

LIYL: Red Sparrowes, The Pirate Ship Quintet, Laura, Belle Orchestre, Yndi Halda, GYBE!
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Anonymous said...

To me it sounds like (new) Red Sparowes meets Yndi Halda. Tried to synch these bits with the film.

Good to see you back in action, by the way.

RiverLethe said...

Yes, this is good. Thanks for turning me on to them. There's also an element of Clint Mansell's movie scores (Requiem For A Dream and The Fountain) going on in addition to the other bands you mentioned.

Small Town Romance said...

Their album is superb, and I would give a lot to see them playing the soundtrack live, along with the movie itself