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Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun

Red SparowesAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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listen  1. the great leap forward poured down upon us one day like a mighty storm, suddenly and furiously blinding our senses. 6:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. we stood transfixed in blank devotion as our leader spoke to us, looking down on our mute faces with a great, raging, and unseeing eye. 8:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. like the howling glory of the darkest winds, this voice was thunderous and the words holy, tangling their way around our hearts and clutching our innocent awe.10:08Album Only
listen  4. a message of avarice rained down and carried us away into false dreams of endless riches. 7:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. "annihilate the sparrow, that stealer of seed, and our harvests will abound; we will watch our wealth flood in." 8:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. 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 thei 1:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. millions starved and we became skinnier and skinnier, while our leaders became fatter and fatter. 9:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. finally, as that blazing sun shone down upon us, did we know that true enemy was the voice of blind idolatry; and only then did we begin to think for ourselves. 8:03$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 19, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Neurot Recordings
  • ASIN: B000H0MMBS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,596 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2006 album from the experimental Post-Rock band from L.A.

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
By bootzy
Format:Audio CD
The L.A.-based experimental post-rock group known as Red Sparowes has done it again, having produced a second full-length album that proves to be even more elaborate and breathtaking than the first. Every Red Heart Shines Towards the Red Sun, to be released September 19, 2006, features 8 tracks, loaded with intricate, heavily layered guitar melodies and awe-inspiring soundscapes that flow nearly flawlessly together. Every Red Heart contains plenty of mystifying melodies and mountainous crescendos much similar to their first release, At the Soundless Dawn (2005), yet seems to go a step further, adding more diversified layers and variety to the songs. Songs on Every Red Heart often change pace and contain a much broader range of beats and melodies. These additions make the 7-9 minute long tracks much more entertaining, avoiding issues like the sometimes monotonous and boring moments in their previous release.

Red Sparowes possess a keen ability to create vividly illustrated and often politically-aimed stories without the use of a single word, spoken or sung, in their music. Instead, the band chooses to create their stories through pure instrumentation, and uses long, descriptive song titles to help guide the listener. The same holds true for this album, which is based on the Great Sparrow Campaign, which was formed by the Great Leap Forward initiated by Mao Zedong in communist China during the late 1950's. In this campaign, sparrows were killed off in mass quantities in an attempt to preserve the farmland crops. Although the sparrows had been killed off, their primary prey, the locust, now had no predators, and thus began to populate China at an incredible pace.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Full length number two from epic post rock soundscapers the Red Sparowes. Sharing members with Isis, these guys tread similar sonic ground, although where Isis take their sound in a decidedly sludgy more metallic direction, The Sparowes move in their own, toward a much mathier, almost prog rock sound. Each track is massive in scope and composition, lengthy almost krautrock grooves lead into spacey ambience which lead into heavy crunchy "choruses". Riffs repeat and loop and slowly transform, multiple guitars weave in and out of the minor key melodies, creating dense harmonies, and strange rhythmic counterpoints to the motorik rhythms.

Red Sparowes are another band where it's hard to pinpoint just exactly what it is that makes them sound different or special, but that something is most definitely there. Sure it's slightly metallic, it's most definitely math rock or post rock. It's big and brooding, minor key and slightly melancholy, the guitars are big and thick, the drums simple but propulsive, but each one of those parts is transformed by the way they are assembled, the arrangements, the songwriting, imbue each of those elements with extra emotion, extra power. Which makes the heavy parts that much more riffage, the ambient parts that much more spacey and drifty, the sad parts that much darker. Obviously if you're into Isis and Aereogramme and Mogwai and all of that sort of stuff you'll for sure love this. But even folks who haven't been blown away by those bands should check these guys out. Super emotional, incredibly epic and grand, instrumental rock of the highest order. Like a more metallized Sigur Ros or like a dreamier dronier, WAY less metal Neurosis.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars read the first review November 3, 2006
By t-diggs
Format:Audio CD
The first reviewer down below did a great job at describing why this album is so good. If I may just paraphrase a few things and cut right to the chase.

1. This album is incredible

2. It is better than At The Soundless Dawn

3. The variety and flow in each track is mesmerizing and haunting

4. Every instrument has the perfect mix

5. The album artwork is great

6. This is one of the best instrumentatl post-rock albums.

7. Ever.

Do yourself a favor, read the first review if you need more proof. The sound samples wont do you any good as each song is around 7-8 minutes long and has far too much depth for a 30 second sample. Then go out and buy this album and set aside some time to listen to it...Maybe clean you room, or draw, or paint, or sit on the couch with the lights turned low and prepare to be taken away by the music. This album is an escape from wherever you are at the moment. A sonic tour de force.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Boom! October 2, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Red Sparowes have created a truly epic experience with this album. It'll take you soaring over a sonic soundscape that you will never forget. I bought this album not really expecting too much, just some instrumental music to pass the time. What I got was something beyond my imagination. I couldn't have imagined that this album would deliver the sterile quietness it would or the complete sonic wall of sound it did. At times this a very catchy album. I feel Red Sparowes have succeeded at making this an album to remember.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best band going keeps the trend alive September 19, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I think that the first review really covers everything that I wanted to say, but I have to add some stuff.

First off, NO ONE ON EARTH creates a sonic landscape like Red Sparowes The sounds are always SO BIG, no matter how many instruments and/or tracks are running.

Secondly, there is something for everyone on here. I don't want to over explain that, so I'll leave it there.

Finally, the atmosphere in all of these songs is absolutely unmatched by any other band on earth. There is something about that steel guitar, coupled with the gigantic distortion, coupled with...etc...that makes this CD feel warm and dark and comforting and sad get the idea.

AMAZING disk. Pick it up.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely brilliant
one of the two post-rock masterpieces. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Peter C. Smernoff
4.0 out of 5 stars Good intrumental rock.
I enjoyed most of the album. Some parts were slower and less inspired than others but I like it. Word.
Published 17 months ago by M. Allen
2.0 out of 5 stars I agree!!!
I got this cd because i read one of the 4 star reveiws now ive got a cd i will never listen too!! THANK YOU
Published on April 7, 2011 by benniebane
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspired and Boring
Im a fan of the whole post-rock, instrumental thing, but this band loses me in their boring, uninspired, generally lack-luster music. Read more
Published on February 25, 2011 by Anglobotomy
3.0 out of 5 stars Defiantly decent
Dramatic but not emphatic nor epic release seems to be reaching for something I just can't find much of; melodic maturity.
Published on May 12, 2010 by IRate
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare pleasure: Meaningful instrumental rock
I was introduced into the Post-Rock genre through Isis a few years ago and I found Red Sparowes through Pandora Radio. Read more
Published on December 12, 2009 by Mr. Keen
5.0 out of 5 stars Why I Loved this Album
There's nothing more that can be said about this album but it's one that has stayed with me since it was released. It's a definite fall-back on for comfort album. Read more
Published on August 25, 2008 by Don Amerijuanican
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Music
This CD is a very good demonstration of good music. It does not fall into any specific genre and because of this, it's easy listening for many people of all ages.
Published on July 31, 2008 by Y. Lizarraga
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful and complex post-rock
this album is amazingly lyrical despite not having any lyrics -- the song titles give each song just enough of a frame to let the listener fill in the details, and every song... Read more
Published on February 16, 2008 by V
3.0 out of 5 stars Suprisingly repetitive!
I was so excitied to hear that Red Sparrowes had a new full length offering. The first RS album, At the Soundless Dawn (easily one of my favorite top albums ever), was so full of... Read more
Published on October 1, 2007 by Nickolas Gucker
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