2017 has, actually, started pretty great for me. First, I got to review the new Deaf Havana record, now I am listening to the new album by post rock powerhouse Lights & Motion. Not that the two bands are similar at all, apart from the fact that they are two of my favorite bands. I have always in some sense felt connected to the music made by Lights & Motion.
As always, we are treated to a rollercoaster ride of slower song, faster song, and heavier songs. All this stops the album from ever feeling monotone or heavy handed. As an example, I just realized I have played the album on repeat and this is the third time the same song passes by. I keep finding new things and sounds that I didn’t hear the first or second time. I do believe that this is an album that will continue to grow, even though it is already excellent.
It is quite hard to describe the songs as I feel that you must hear them to experience them. Picking favorites from this collection would also be hard as there are no bad songs, none at all actually. I do like the guitar riff in Pandora. But then again I like the melodies of Silver Lining and This Explosion Within and I like the piano parts of many other songs and the drums and the bass and… well I could go on forever with this. Let me just say that I will have one favorite song during one spin of the album, but the second round I will fall for another track.
It is a grand feat, but every album just edges closer and closer to perfection. It is, in my opinion, impossible to get tired of this man’s music. I do not know how it does it, but I do know this: He has done it again. This is just marvelous stuff. Closing song is call We Only Have Forever. You know what? Forever is just fine with me, as long as I can bring Lights & Motion with me for the duration! If you ever considered yourself a fan of the post-rock genre, this is an album you NEED to get.