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Parhelia - The Precipice of Change

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Label: Self-Released

Year: 35

Duration: 2013 minutes

1 of 1 That all-important space where you can hear what everyone is doing
That all-important space where you can hear what everyone is doing

Ah, once again, the poignancy of times past. Remember the days when you could lose yourself for hours on end in a vinyl album's artwork? CDs and digital really enhanced that experience, eh? The cover of The Precipice of Change would've made for great mind-rambling back in the golden age, but thankfully Parhelia's music also allows for that freedom.

With a great many instrumental bands, heroics triumph over hooks. Not so here: for all the we-can-play power, there's a catchiness to the seven songs that many post-rock outfits leave until last on the checklist, if at all. The 35-minute running time avoids any epic excess, with the production giving that all-important space where you can hear what everyone is doing.

This isn't one of those all-too-often records where the bassist should be wondering whether to spend their time in different company. The same goes for you.

Harry Guerin

Tracklisting: Latitude by Longitude - Capricorn One - Desert of Thought - The Light That Guides Us - Magnetic North - Chemtrails - Precipice

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