Tuesday, February 9, 2016
025 - This Patch Of Sky
I recently picked up This Patch Of Sky's self-titled album. I was following their antics on Instagram (their concerts look amazing!) and wanted to hear their latest album, having an older album (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) on my iPod.
Their self-titled album is a belter, it is everything great about postrock music: deep, engaging soundscapes made up of catchy melodies and expressive dynamics; the innovative use of instrumentation such as the cello, tin whistle and mouth organ (I think) to complement the guitars, keys and drums; these instruments add real breadth to the sound presented ... powerful instrumental soundscapes that allow me, as the listener, to drift away. This Patch Of Sky is all this and more, a grower that just gets better with each subsequent listen.
The only criticism I have is why it has taken me until now to pick it up!