Monday, November 2, 2009

Long Live the Viscounts - Vacant Stairs

Vacant Stairs is a solo musical endeavor that wins! Its simplicity and rawness compel the listener. Window of Opportunity is longing and enables various musical elements. From the distant vocals, simple percussion, to the almost circus-like breakdown, it all works.

Dead Can Dance comes off like a perfect independent film score tune. Its all encompassing themes can be used and liked by many - plus there's a whistle solo. Brother Where Art Thou is the ep closer, and a rougher track. It takes on an almost live quality. The vocals seemed a bit buried and could use some more polish.

Long Live the Viscounts is a solid ep from Vacant Stairs though. Canada did it again.

RATING: 3.5 of 5 stars

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