Pelican 'City Of Echoes' 2xLP
Pelican's third full length from 2007, available again on vinyl for the first time since its original release.
Expanded edition includes bonus live 12" and features re-mastered audio by James Plotkin. Deluxe LP packaging, printed inner sleeves.
Pelican's instrumental heaviness was full-formed at birth in 2001 with a monstrous debut that Hydra Head bestowed upon the world. The brutalist forms of metal were long a grounding presence in the songs of Pelican; but in the years leading up to their iconic 2007 album City Of Echoes, the band shed some but certainly not all of the metal tropes that informed their first fruits. An ebullient temperament teases through the guitar work that laces through City Of Echoes from Trevor de Brauw and Laurent SchroederLebec. Pelican's sharp mimesis of the Takoma ellipsis and the dangling participles of mathrock complication paralleled the likes of Explosions In The Sky and Rodan with a gifted knack for lachrymose celebration.
Assymetrical by design, City Of Echoes erupts through its kinetic compositions deliberately seeking a panoply of emotional content through melody, harmony, dissonance, and noise. No words necessary for these sermons of jubilation tempered with aggression and consternation.
Catalogue number: HH666124LP
Label: Hydra Head