Helioscope - Vessels
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  • Summary: The post-rock band from Leeds, England, releases its second album produced by John Congleton.
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  1. Apr 11, 2011
    80
    It's a harrowing but beautiful end to an immense, intense album.
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    80
    Helioscope is another example of Vessels' growing ability to map out enormously ambitious journeys that go beyond the obvious touchstones and influences. In short: definitely worthy of your attention.
  3. Apr 11, 2011
    74
    Even when Helioscope offers a more traditionally post-rock track, such as "The Trap", Vessels' way with arrangements and sonics produces something refreshingly out of the ordinary.
  4. Apr 11, 2011
    70
    Given the impact of All Our Ends, that may be intentional - but it means the album is best experienced as a whole rather than in snippets. Then it can fully reveal its power.
  5. Apr 11, 2011
    70
    Taken as a whole, Helioscope represents another intriguing release from a band who remain a hugely promising proposition.
  6. Apr 12, 2011
    60
    Not radically reinventive, then, but Vessels deserve to keep their foothold on the post-rock face. [Apr 2011, p.100]
  7. May 18, 2011
    60
    At the end of Monoform, the first track on Leeds five-piece Vessels' second, album, you can pretty much hear the sound of impending collapse, as if the band has begun to implode in the mix.It's at once terrifying and exhilarating. [May 2011, p.127]

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