Last time we premiered music from It Was a Good Dream, we were starting down the barrel of the intial stages of the COVID pandemic. We were cut off, isolated, scared, and bewildered, with little but each other to get us through what was coming. And, you know what? Here we are, not on the other side of this thing because the pandemic is still very much ongoing, but at least here. We did that together, by reaching out and connecting. And one way we did it is through the medium of music. Back then, it was us connecting with Where Post Rock Dwells and others in the community and, of course, with It Was a Good Dream. Now, we return to that connection with "Linter", the band's second single from their upcoming release Rememory. Head on down below to check it out.
At its core, "Linter" utilizes the tried and true structure of It Was a Good Dream's post-rock to great effect. The melancholy drips off of the build-up while not smothering it, allowing that extended part of the track to breathe and develop within its own right. Of course, the dividends are reaped when the crescendo comes around, turning all of that contemplative force into cathartic momentum. Especially pleasing are the extra-crunchy tones on the guitar, setting the composition on fire with their added heft and pull.
I've also had the distinct pleasure of listening to the full album and it's just as good, capitalizing on these ideas on the macro level to create a true and beautiful journey. Head on over to the band's Bandcamp page for more info on when it will drop (currently planned for Spring of this year) plus pre-order links when it all goes live in the near future. And remember: we stand together.