Monday, August 24, 2015

CD Review: Midas Fall-The Menagerie Inside (Available September 4th , 2015)Earsplit PR/Monotreme Records

Elizabeth Heaton - vox/guitar/synths 
Rowan Burn - guitar/piano 
Steven Pellatt - drums and percussion
 Chris Holland - bass
Genre: Post-shoegaze-gothtronica-alt-prog-rock
Hometown: Manchester UK
Forged in Edinburgh, Scotland and now based in the north of England, the eclectic collective – founding members Heaton and Rowan Burn (guitar, piano) with Steven Pellatt (drums/percussion/piano) and Chris Holland (bass) – has spent the past year composing the follow-up to their 2013-issued Wilderness full-length. Titled The Menagerie Inside, MIDAS FALL‘s third long player was captured live at Red Wall Studios, mastered by \legendary Seattle-based engineer Ed Brooks (Pearl Jam, Caspian, Fleet Foxes et al) and offers up ten sprawling tracks of sonic enormity. From the sorrowing echo of wilting violins in “Counting Colours,” to the emotionally gutting close of “Circus Performer,” the forty-six-minute epic is as heavy sonically as it is cerebrally. An introspective journey through dark and light, The Menagerie Inside is atonce graceful, urgent and star-gazingly compelling. Cascading riffs ebb, flow and surge into rich, ethereal piano crescendos, the weight of Heaton’s delicate angelic resonance adding depth to her every echoing word. With The Menagerie Inside, MIDAS FALL manifests a sound and atmosphere that’s organic, emotionally stirring and habitually awe-inspiring, further verifying the strength of their songcraft and musicianship.
 Comments the band of their latest creation,”We wanted to capture the energy of our live shows, so we took a different approach this time by recording the album live.”

Really enjoy the sound of this band , something totally different than is what normally sent my way , very sullen(noun) and yet enjoyable as there is so much going on musically also exciting that we know the album was recorded live.
Bravo I say for taking that approach and pulling off such a great little album as well.
The music and vocals are such a nice combination they both compliment each other --yes that is what every band tries to do but this is very nice.

The calmness and strength of Heather's voice makes a big difference for this style of music as well. I really enjoyed this album more than I thought I might.

Thank you for reading this 
Anthony Nadeau

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