Artist: Caspian Album: Waking Season Genre: Post-Rock (instrumental) Runtime: 50:50 Let’s start this review with an acknowledgement. I never heard of Caspian. I was looking for some new album releases, when this one caught my attention. I gave it a try, and was sold almost immediately. It’s not as melancholic as ‘Faunts’, not as experimental as ‘Godspeed You! Black Emperor’, not as polished as ‘Mogwai’, but it is on equal footing with all these bands. It’s melodious.
Artist: Faunts Album: Left Here Alone Genre: Post-Rock Runtime: ~30 minutes FINALLY! My favorite band returns with a new album. Ever since the EP called ‘M4’, Faunts have been one of, if not the, my favorite bands. Their albums, ‘High Expectations/Low Results’ and ‘Feel.Love.Thinking.Of’ where equally great, though the latter seemed depart a bit from their regular recordings, with shorter songs, and catchier, balanced tunes more reminiscent of pop music. How does the second EP of Faunts hold up to my (very) high expectations? Will it have low results? Read on.