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Review: Collapse Under The Empire – Shoulders & Giants by Jayson
October 3, 2011, 9:45 am
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We (being Matt and I) really enjoyed 2010’s EP The Siren’s Sound and this year’s Black Moon Empire split.

CUTE are back with their latest full length effort, Shoulders & Giants. This is what I have to say about it:

Collapse Under The Empire are one of the best post-rock bands playing, top 3 in the entire world. They’re also the single best post-rock band incorporating electronic elements.

Shoulders & Giants therefore is one of the best records I’ve heard this year. With every new release they get better. This is a more open and isolated sound than on previous releases, but they album has a conceptual basis in a journey through a landscape like what you see on the cover art; bleak, isolated, but also totally free and removed and free. If you’re a post rock fan and haven’t checked CUTE out yet, now’s the time. Likewise if you don’t even know what the term means, this is a great album to jump on with.

Shoulders & Giants will be out on 21 October on Sister Jack.

Disclosure from Collapse Under The Empire on Vimeo.

– Jayson

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