Noise Revival, The / To The Seven Curches In The Province Of Asia
Album: To The Seven Curches In The Province Of Asia   Collection:General
Artist:Noise Revival, The   Added:Aug 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-09-10 Pull Date: 2006-11-12
Week Ending: Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 15 Sep 24
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 24, 2006: What's in the Ice Box?
Strange Love
3. Oct 12, 2006: Finneman's Market
Lie N Die
2. Oct 17, 2006: What's in the Ice Box?
4. Sep 22, 2006: Finneman's Market
Strange Love

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-09-03
Smooth, compositional fuzz rock. Winding, upbeat ballads weave seamlessly between different tonal movements while urgent, distorted vox give a steady anchor to the meandering tunes. Lots of retro-sounding synths and consciously restrained guitar distortion keep the sound mellow and hopeful. Don't look for experimental schizophrenia here - the album is designed to be one coherent musical piece, and all tracks flow smoothly, both between their own sections and into one another (read: cold starts and stops throughout.) Reminiscent of Pink Floyd.
FCC Clean, Play any track. (my picks: 7 and 9)

1. 1:05 Rock preacher intro
2. 5:19 Standard post-rock overture first 4:00, then a long decrescendo of swirling atmospheric record noise to transition.
3. 10:23 Soft/Mid energy. Spacey and impassioned mood rock epic. Carefully constructed instrumental sections maintain enough subtle musical shifts that keep the piece from dragging. 30-sec synth outro.
4. 11:37 Mid energy retro rocker. Similar to 3, with a less-catchy melody but more dynamic contrast and more varied composition. Particularly, softer softs, faster transitions, and longer atmospheric breaks. 1:10 tonal outro.
5. 6:25 Mechanical guitar intro, then softly urgent post-rock with some panicky vocal sections. Watch the outro transition to 6.
6. 5:30 Arena synth rock sound. Catchy and anthemic. Nice transition at 2:03 to pounding quasi-surf-rock section. Haunted mansion organ last 0:30.
*7. 3:42 Cleaner sound with prevalent organ eighth notes and lots of changes, including tempo ritards (whee.) Starry organ and orchestral drums last 1:00
8. 8:51 Epic theatrical ballad. Wandering gothic organ sounds mingle with pseudo-spiritual narrative rock dialogue. 1:37 muffled outro, with crescendoing transition to 9 last 0:51.
*9. 3:21 Swirling, upbeat rocker. Pretty, shimmering instrumental break at 1:20, ends with martial drum.

Track Listing
1. To The Seven Churches   5. Lonely Road
2. Good Job   6. Don't Give Up The Fight
3. Lie N Die   7. Dragoon
4. Revolution   8. The Dungeon Of Versailles
  9. Strange Love