You.May.Die.In.The.Desert + Gifts From Enola- Harmonic Motion: Volume 1 (2007)

Posted: March 16, 2011 by Is This Revolutionary? in Album, Reviews
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Yes, I know it’s been 4 years. Still, most people have never taken the time to listen to this split. It’s an incredible album, and you should hear it.

Now, everyone knows these two bands. Gifts From Enola is pretty much a poster boy for everyone’s favorite label, the Mylene Sheath. The black horse here is You.May.Die.In.The.Desert., a band as good as their name is long and annoying to type out. Often in the shadows of their labelmates (Beware of Safety, If These Trees Could Talk…etc.), Y.M.D.I.T.D. honestly has their best performance here until their album in 2010. Many times, while listening to this album, I have to check if this is still really them. They have this kind of poppy (for post-rock, of course) and almost always have this glistening, upbeat sound to them. Clean, fun and never the same sound twice (try saying that about a lost of post-rock bands), Y.M.D.I.T.D. seriously brought it on this.

Gifts From Enola is never a surprise, however. They continuously bring the noise, and you can definitely see the foundations of their future albums in this one. They can be so heavy at times, and I’ve seen them on a couple of forums as being listed as “post-rock with breakdowns”. They are really one of my favorite post-rock bands to date, and I think with one listen, you’ll see why. Their songs are catchy, complicated and are truly unique as compared to many others with the same “style”.

I don’t feel like I could give this album an appropriate rating because it was made so long ago. Both bands have really progressed, but as you can hear, they never really forgot their roots.

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