To Realize

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  • Summary: This is the latest album for the Oakland-based experimental rock band.
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  1. To Realize, the superb sophomore full-length from the band, finds them wholly embracing what was once merely hinted at.
  2. To Realize refreshingly errs on the side of taking on too much new territory, and gives post-punk bands, noise ghouls, and psychedelic droners alike something to envy.
  3. To Realize is an album that will certainly reward those willing to give in to the band's grand design.
  4. 70
    Crafting spacious soundscapes, taking droney vision quests into '70s psychedelia, and offering pleasantly subdued vocals, the Oakland trio appears to have found solid footing as a band of new-school doom-rock warriors.
  5. To Realize is a cool, noir-ish fusion of several disparate styles blended together to create a sonic vision that expresses a great sense of growth in one of the most promising acts the West Coast has to offer.
  6. 68
    Despite the album's relentless and, at times, irritating drone and distortion, To Realize is not a static listen--just unforgivably moody.
  7. Under The Radar
    The D.I.Y. heroes cleave their influences with the subtlety of butchers. [Holiday, 2009, p.80]

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