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A Day Towards Other Days

By: Lights Out Asia

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1   A Day Towards Other Days Buy
2   Radars Over The Ghosts Of Chernobyl Buy
3   X-33 Buy
4   Psiu! Puxa! Buy
5   The Wrong Message Could End You Buy
6   MIR Buy
7   If I Die, I Wish You A Horrible Death Buy
8   Six Points Of Fire Buy

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Album Description

Once a band has developed a sound that is undeniably theirs it can be difficult to push beyond those confines and expand the sound into new territory. Lights Out Asia set out to do just that and have succeeded in writing a record that was as much a sign of the times as it was an expansion of their aural bubble that has been their watermark. They have been called ethereal, post-shoegaze and sleep-rock, but on their third full length "Eyes Like Brontide" the band slides into a darker more ominous and less lucid dream than on previous efforts. The release is a stylistic shift from the sweet lullabies of their debut "Garmonia" (Sun Sea Sky) and the electronic drum driven post-shoegaze of 2007's "Tanks and Recognizers" (n5MD). The song dynamics on the album deserve special attention. For the first time in Lights Out Asia's history they have gone for broke with some of the most epic drum machine driven post-rock this side of the Pacific along with solemn disconnected passages of dream nourished sonics. The occasional floating vocal and dusty winding guitar they are known for are still present, but "Eyes Like Brontide" brings a whole new dimension to the Lights Out Asia ethos. Most importantly, the band has expanded upon its sound without throwing away the original blueprint or alienating it's fanbase. "Eyes Like Brontide" is recommended for fans of Hammock, Bitcrush, Robin Guthrie and Manual.

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Lights Out Asia mixes electronica and shoegazer moods on their third album, Eyes Like Brontide. Brontide is the vibration from an earth tremor and Lights Out Asia send shudders both heroic and foreboding. The foreboding aspect you get from titles like "Radars Over the Ghosts of Chernobyl." The heroic part comes from the arc of that composition. It starts with Gothic chords and Latin voices that sound like an oblivion mass before slowly emerging into surging guitars, hell bound rhythms and Chris Schafer's anguished vocal. Despite some nice vocal touches by Schafer, who usually buries his voice in the mix, Lights Out Asia is predominantly instrumental. More often they rely on audio verité like the police scanner recordings that open "The Wrong Message Could End You." Like most of the songs on Eyes Like Brontide, it's composed on an epic scale, shifting through movements that take you from minor key moods to major key crescendos. Even at their darkest, Lights Out Asia usually emerge with something more affirming. You can hear echoes of The Cocteau Twins in songs like "MIR" and "Psiu! Puxa!" with their insistent rhythms and jangling guitars drenched in reverb and surrounded by swirling synthesizers. Lights Out Asia is making music that makes the end of the world seem like a good thing. -- John Diliberto

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