“4 Songs Too Long” by Low Horizon.
The first song “Just Fine” starts with a really bright, light acoustic, then bass and electric guitar enter together in a way that kind of reminds me of Baba O’Rilley, it gets soft again then the next section has some awesome stops followed by some synth and drums that almost make it feel like a cars song. Good slow tempo rocker. It seems a little weird at first to start the record with such a slow song, but it makes a lot of sense in light of how the whole song is like one big intro. The production is a little eh toward the end of the song when everyone is playing together; like some of the parts lack a little for clarity, that said, it's not a huge deal.
In the second song, “Atmosphere Blue” opens with a weird sounding guitar solo, I couldn't really make up my mind if I though the melody of it worked. It bothered me, maybe that's a good thing, I don't know. The chord changes were pretty classic the vocals kind of reminded me of “Fireflies” By Owl City.
This is the shortest song on the record, it's like one minute, and the production is kind of a problem, However this song has the best most catchy chorus. Favorite Song so far.
“40//death” is a song that plays pretty slow and needs a little bit of patience and attention in order for it to really reveal its melody. If you can do that it's great. Sometimes it's painful how slow it is, if you really grasp how good the melody of the verse it that's an awesome thing.
The Last song “Funeral” Feels like the end of something. I mean maybe that's obvious since it's called Funeral, but it makes me feel like this band really wrote these songs with the intention that they would be heard in order. It starts with pulsing drums and synth with vocals up top. The song builds slow and steady and just keeps pulsing through sections and finally breaks out into an open chorus. With the words just repeating over again with lead guitar subbing for vocal harmonies. It ends abruptly with a reversed crash sound.
This is a really good album. The Long a slow songs reward you for making and effort and the order of the songs seems logical. It feels like a story, which is good. That said there are 4 long slow songs you have to put effort at listening to and only one fast, fun, easy groove party song. My favorite song was “Next Time”. Worth the time, worth the money, but I wish it had more fun songs. Listen at: