Branches - Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther (Vinyl, LP)

Favorite track: Head Home. Jonathan Ronen-Drori. Pierre Mossler. Jens Dreiser. Caleb hovland. Brian Glenn. Andy Moe. Taiteilija Kaamos. Grant Blankenship. Justin O'Donnell. Daniel Phipps. Caleb Knorr. Boma Ye. Jeff Johnson. Chasing After Deer Mornings Will Be Kind Marion It Covers The Hillsides Alt. Version Paper Gown Bonus disc from Anniversary Edition: 1.

Midlake is an indie rock band from Denton, Texas around since the late s, with three unique and different studio albums to their name. It channels and celebrates some of the best acoustic rock moments of the s, California rock, folk-rock, bands like America, Pure Prairie League, and Neil Young especially the album 'After the Gold Rush' which carries a very similar vibe-more on that later.

This love of that era is blended with modern sensibilities, and while the band claims a Radiohead influence, I hear a softer, less jammy version of My Morning Jacket personally. The album is a mixed bag with a drop-dead excellent first half and a second half that doesn't come close to matching it. It starts very strong with the superb, totally accessible alt-country of 'Roscoe' featuring a bludgeoning bass line and nice piano fills in around the edges, with moody themes that conjure thoughts of secretive past days.

An incredible opening of fiddle music is sideswiped by this colorful drum shuffle that just interrupts it for a most unusual song feel, then the track swoons with more gorgeous melody and great storytelling, really impressive.

Several tracks are adorned with flute or keyboards to thicken the guitars. But as mentioned, side two cannot maintain the same level of quality. Alas, nothing else here comes close: A fuzzy guitar solo goes Lindsay Buckingham's way on the legitimately Mac-like "Head Home"; monotonous single "Young Bride" chases ramshackle dance beats and skittery violins through a haunted and hookless forest; and "Bandits" pairs anachronistic wit "Do you want to be overrun by bandits?

Throughout the album, the desperation for meaningful human contact glimpsed in the record's lonesome centerpiece "Van Occupanther" underpins images of mountaineers, stonecutters, and frozen pines.

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Jul 25,  · Similarly, Midlake take a step back from the synth-age psychedelia of their solid debut Bamnan and Slivercork on follow-up The Trials of Van Occupanther, an encouraging but ultimately.

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  1. Oct 31,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Trials Of Van Occupanther on Discogs. Label: Bella Union - bellav • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue, Repress • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Lo-Fi, Folk Rock/5(10).
  2. Dec 10,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Trials Of Van Occupanther on Discogs. Label: Nova Posta - NPV,Bella Union - bellav • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Indie Rock/5(70).
  3. Oct 28,  · 10 Year Anniversary Edition includes limited edition g gold vinyl, bonus 7" featuring two unreleased songs, pull out poster & reimagined artwork, unseen photos and handwritten lyrics. Gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeve and includes a download code. The Trials Of Van Occupanther: Mastered by George at D&G Mastering/5().
  4. After hearing a number of tracks from "The Trials of Van Occupanther," my interest was piqued by how Midlake used lush harmonies, crisp production, and interesting counterpoints from the interplay of strings, voices, violin, keyboards, woodwinds, acoustic and electric guitars, drums, and the odd bits of percussion/5().
  5. Label: Bella Union - BELLAV • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Repress, Test Pressing • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther (, Vinyl) | Discogs Explore.
  6. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of The Trials Of Van Occupanther on Discogs.
  7. The sound has the muffled, close-in sound of the Band, or Tull, or even Blind Faith, and like those bands, Midlake evokes a time out of mind. Their characters--wanderers in the snow, hunters, stone cutters--hark back to a pre-industrial world and give the songs of Trials of Van Occupanther a mythic depth and beauty/5().
  8. The Trials Of Van Occupanther by Midlake, released 02 March 1. Roscoe 2. Bandits 3. Head Home 4. Van Occupanther 5. Young Bride 6. Branches 7. In This Camp 8. We Gathered In Spring 9. It Covers The Hillsides Chasing After Deer You Never Arrived In , Van Occupanther was hailed as an instant classic and over the course of the next year proved to .
  9. The Trials of Van Occupanther jumps with both feet into the '70s of Laurel Canyon troubadours and soft rock balladeers. It jumps like Bob Beamon right past any other current bands treading similar ground and jumps back into time, becoming one of the best examples of the sound and style you'll ever hear, date of release notwithstanding.

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