Calm Hades Float [Bonus Tracks]

Calm Hades Float [Bonus Tracks]

by Windsor for the DerbyWindsor for the Derby


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Windsor for the Derby effectively mixes ambience and post-rock guitar-playing on Calm Hades Float, the group's first album. Most of the songs here begin with clean-toned guitar arpeggios -- think Durutti Column, or a less complex Slint -- and feature distant drums, buried vocals, and layers of guitar feedback. Like most ambient, Calm Hades Float aims for atmosphere, not drama: The songs lumber slowly and include few structural changes, and the guitar parts are poker-faced and minimal. Adam Wilitzie mixes everything, but the guitar is low enough that the listener has to strain to hear the swelling background noise. Its presence is nonetheless important, though, because it makes Windsor for the Derby's music feel motionless. The group's guitar style is partially derived from Slint's brand of math rock, but the effect of Windsor for the Derby's music has more to do with the rich stasis of Labradford or Stars of the Lid.

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Release Date: 08/22/2006
Label: Secretly Canadian
UPC: 0656605014227
catalogNumber: 142
Rank: 146554

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