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These guys never cease to amaze me.
on October 28, 2012
I surely do not feel this is by any means a 5 star album or the sea and cake's best album at all, but it is still a all around solid record and accurately represents the sea and cake's wonderful craft at work.
The first 4 tracks of this album are my favorite on the album. On and On is a rock song(well a light sea and cake rocker anyway) which gets you moving in the morning when you wake up. Harps has a variety of lovely sounds with instruments that I am not sure what they are and Prekop's vocals sound great in this and has an overall happy tone to the song-sort of a dreamy tune and quite relaxing(then again very few sea and cake's songs are not relaxing)! The last minute or so of the song " A mere" is absolutely lovely-with its lovely guitar rifts, light orchestra, light drum beats made for a splendid way to end the song. The 4th song Invitations has semi haunting vocals from Prekop with very interesting lyrics as well. Between his haunting vocals and Prewitt on organ it makes for a very unique song, one of my favorites on the album for sure. The other song harbor bridges is a light airy chill acoustic song and I really enjoyed the sound and rythm of new patterns which was a lovely tune also.
Other than that I did not personally care much for the rest of the songs. They were not terrible, just kind of so so at best-relaxing anyway.
Unfortunately there were no tracks on here that were just instrumentals. Almost all of the previous SAC albums have at least 1 if not 2 instrumentals(sans lyrics) which are often fantastic and sometimes the best tracks on the album.
Anyway a must pick to add to your SAC collection of great albums. Solid B+