The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation

Nothing in the world could be more thematically appropriate for Dissociation than the image of shattering glass that adorns the album’s cover. The breaking motion, the explosion of energy, the outward expansion of what had form and function just moments before, now ultimately useless and unable to be pieced back together, discarded,…

Post Rock Post – Mindsedge Throw Around Some “Shades”

Bass is an often overlooked instrument in post rock. Often, the fault lies with the band as the bass as regulated to a very minuscule or standard role. However, the fans aren’t faultless either, often preferring to shine a light on the more prominent guitars. This can create a feedback loop, with bands looking to tap into what they perceive as the sound most important and impressive to their fans. Mindsedge make the sort of post rock that puts such loops to shame, showcasing what happens when the bass guitar is utilized properly within the realms of post rock. Their album Shade owes much of its power and grandeur to the bass guitar rather than to delay infused crescendos and somber leads which grate against the heart.