Friday, September 17, 2010
Tides of Man: Dreamhouse
Hello readers! For those of you who are not familiar with Tides of Man... it's perfectly understandable, they are a new band who released their first LP last year titled "Empire Theory." I stumbled across them while searching for new music via last.fm (great way to find new music btw), and I have to say I could not be more satisfied with what I heard. Well, to my delight they released their second album, once again targeting fans of the progressive/indie/rock scene.
I must admit, upon discovering that ToM released a new album so soon, I feared that they might have rushed it and made a diabolical screw-up, but they musically stuck it to me from the beginning of Dreamhouse; opening with beautiful harmonies and exploding into total epicness (for lack of a better word). The intensity doesn't stop there, however, "Statues" kicks it to any doubters still remaining. There isn't any one point of the album that stands out above any other, with intricate chord progressions, vocals that soar to extreme heights, technical drums and pulsing bass lines, Tides of Man continues to do an outstanding job of blowing me away.
I really don't have any negative comments about Dreamhouse- and believe me I tried to find some; the only comment I can make is that I highly recommend everyone to check it out. Even if you don't like this style of music, surely you can appreciate the musicianship at work in this talented band. So as per my method thus far, links provided below to purchase the album and to check out songs from both of their albums.
Empire Theory (old recording but still decent)