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A((Wake)) - A((wake))
1 December 2011


01. First Breath
02. Iron Mold
03. Storm Cloud
04. Landslide
05. Machine Gods
06. Endless
07. Program
08. Therapy
09. Don't Shut Your Eyes
10. The Sea Is Burning
11. Towards My Soul
12. Years Go By
13. Castles Or Rust


Self-produced with longtime friend and engineer Jeanot Lewis-Rolland.


Rise and shine, ma boy. Rise and shine. Grab your fat rimmed glasses, your black striped V-neck and tube jeans from your "one size too small" collection and your favorite summer scarf. Let A((Wake)) take you on a journey to Hipsterdale. No, leave your MacBook and Ipad in your loft for there is no Starbucks where you are heading. Your trip will take you to the unexplored corners of Hipsterdale: the wild and dangerous mountain forest, where winter is omnipresent.

You guessed it. A((Wake)) is part of that emerging scene of hipster rock/metal. Mainly on the fringe of metal and the more aggressive side of progressive rock, they blend other different musical elements into their music; moving from a folk, atmosphere oriented rock to a more aggressive stoner rock/metal while keeping in touch with their psychedelic side. Needless to say, this perfectly orchestrated musical alchemy will keep you on your toes.

Their self-titled debut album is a concept one about survival in difficult circumstances. You will be taken through the various states of mind of a man caught in a dangerous, cold and unforgiving territory. Some passages will be filled with exaltation as you are the first one to discover and explore such beautiful landscape, some passages will put you in a stressful life or death situation where success may only be achieved with sacrifice and other passages will be sparks of hope and the confidence that you can survive anything (spark that can be shattered at any moment). Sometimes you'll hear a voice, always pushing you further, always drawing more strength from your flesh and bones when you thought you were done for. Is it your inner voice or perhaps a good Samaritan that wants you to push your own boundaries? The answer remains unknown. Only one thing is certain. This listen left its impression on you. The kind of experience you either love or hate with a passion.


 


written by Edmund Fogg | 11.03.2012


Guest review disclaimer:
This is a guest review, which means it does not necessarily represent the point of view of the MS Staff.



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Edmund Fogg - 11.03.2012 at 03:48  
Ahh crap! That first paragraph ain't from my review. It's some self promotional thing that was in the additional info of the album. Plz start reading at paragraph 2.
Troy Killjoy - 11.03.2012 at 06:49  
Written by Edmund Fogg on 11.03.2012 at 03:48
Ahh crap! That first paragraph ain't from my review. It's some self promotional thing that was in the additional info of the album. Plz start reading at paragraph 2.

No worries. It's part of the album's additional info, which is separated by a double-space as opposed to a single space.

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Edmund Fogg - 11.03.2012 at 21:48  
I know it's just that when it's in text form like that, It breaks a bit the flow of the review.
Troy Killjoy - 11.03.2012 at 22:19  
Fixed. 90% of it was useless propaganda so I deleted it.
Edmund Fogg - 11.03.2012 at 23:22  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.03.2012 at 22:19

Fixed. 90% of it was useless propaganda so I deleted it.


Thx ma boy.

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