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Spirit Image

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  • Summary: The debut album of the Connecticut rock group was originally released overseas in 2006.
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  1. They made one of the most interesting records of the year.
  2. Hovering in the shadows comes Apse's Spirit, a mesmerizing album where the shrouded world of Gothic gloom meets the outer stratosphere of space rock.
  3. 80
    The album clocks in at nearly an hour but not one second is used in vain since Spirit’s campfire harmonies and leftfield spurts of drum cymbals go into vortexes that makes time stand still altogether.
  4. What impresses most is the flowing musicality, the invention, the subtlety of many of the effects.
  5. It requires headphones, or at least some form of solidarity, to enjoy the carefully composed post-rock that only a band like Apse can deliver. It can be a bleak listen at time but this is a beautiful album that should be experienced at least once.
  6. Under The Radar
    Songs build themselves to a frenzy before fluidly merging into the next track, and vocals are chanted more than sung. [Fall 2008, p.79]
  7. Mojo
    Their first full-lengther is a seemless, beat-driven shadowplay, wherein luminescent passages of prog-pop uplift are stalked by eerie, intense atmosphere. [Sep 2008, p.106]

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