February 9, 2017 |

blanket – Our Brief Encounters

blanket – Our Brief Encounters

February 9, 2017 |

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blanket are set to release their debut LP Our Brief Encounters on the 10th February. The four piece comprises of vastly experienced musicians, who have experience touring and playing with bands from all aspects of rock music. This project however is an ambient post-rock effort. The 5 songs on this LP provide what appears to be a soundtrack to the recent occurrences in main songwriter Bobby Pook’s life.

The opening track Acacia, is a great example of this soundtrack style that is so prominent within post-rock. The song opens with a piano lead with a very slight ‘wall of sound’ technique adding depth to the intro. The piano slowly fades and the band comes in with relatively fast paced drum beat however, the guitars and bass maintain the relaxed slow building style. The vocals on this track further emphasise this, although limited in their content, it is the delivery which truly adds depth to this song. The song progresses through more quiet and relaxed styling’s through to tenser styling’s, all helped by the brilliant layering of sound. The second track Tethered, is almost interlude like, as the initial focus of the song is a sampled dialogue. When mixed with the building progression synonymous of the musical side of this LP, the dialogue adds a distinct focus and meaning to this track.