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The Ascent of Everest Reviewed in Terrascopic Online Magazine

A nice write up by the fine folk at The Ptolemaic Terrascope Magazine who if you're not familiar with you should make a point to check out:

Graced with stately string motifs, stirring vocals and a psychedelic flourish, The Ascent of Everest fill their side of a split LP with two tracks that sound unique to the band, the slow beauty of the music mixing classical strings, rock rhythms, and an experimental edge to excellent effect. After the rising majesty of "the Sea Rose Up", the mesmerising beauty of "The Journey Forever Long" is dream sequence easy to get lost in, the haunted quality of the music almost hypnotic in its assured splendour, with some trippy guitar atmospherics adding to the delight. On the other side of the disc, We All Inherit The Moon entice and seduce, drones and rolling percussion creating a delicate soundscape as beautiful as the night sky. As "Our Heart Forever Like the Sun pt1" progresses, twinkling guitar notes sparkle in the ether, the rising drone taking control, the music levitating in dense layers of magic, filling the room with a soft cloud of sound the carries away time. On "Pt2", thing become even lighter, the sound of dawn breaking in the desert, notes rising and falling, the deft touches of the players ensuring every note is meant, every sound needed. Sounding similar to the first track "And Ever pt1" is an experimental piece, the rolling percussion seemingly gaining the upper hand for a while, that is until "pt2" announces its arrival, sustained guitar notes slowly overhauled by a distorted wall of noise, disturbing the sense of reverie until "pt3" restores the sense of peace, the aching and languid cello returning you to earth with gentle hands. (http://futurerecordings.bigcartel.com/)

reposted from Terrascopic: http://www.terrascope.co.uk/reviews/Rumbles_November09.htm

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