Enablers-Blown realms and stalled explosions
Exile on Mainstream
What we have is some rather solemn spoken word laid upon a backdrop of textured sounds that range from smoothly melodic to odd and heavy. The most difficult thing about spoken word is getting the music and prose to compliment each other. You don't want to distract from the other or else it defeats the point of choosing this format. Obviously this band knows that as they make sure that the two sides work together. The music bounces back and forth from subtle to spirals of controlled chaos. The words are kept at one level as far as emotions go, but the words convey the images and feelings. They never try to overwhelm you, but instead glide into intriguing, multi-leveled displays of genius. They do so much and the presentation style actually does allow time so hear all that they are accomplishing. Probably not an album for everyone, but certainly one with plenty to offer.