Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Caves of Steel - Troposphere/Magnetosphere (2012)
At first listen, Caves of Steel's penchant for post-rock is quite clear, and from the first track you feel like you're floating atop an airwave, light, feathery, and lost in another world. "Last Citizen of the USSR" and "Lisa Nowak Love Story" give off a nice, oceanic post-rock vibe and offer a sharp contrast to the of the record, while the following three are where the band starts to dip into indie rock territory, creating almost danceable grooving with "Gemini XII" and a metallic riff structure with "Honey Trap."
Sadly, Troposphere/Magnetosphere comes to a close after a short five tracks of musical bliss and exploration. For this music lover, the flood gates have opened to explore yet another type of style, which can be an all too daunting task, although the band's EP will keep me satisfied for weeks on end. For the time being, I'll be crossing my fingers for a physical release, particularly vinyl.