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Vol 12 / Trk 04 / I Built Myself A Metal Bird, / Silver Mt. Zion



In a recent interview, Alex V. Cook described Silver Mt. Zion more eloquently than I am able.

“A song by Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra comes on like a thunderstorm. The skies darken, things creak in the stillness, someone remarks on the ominous mood and suddenly the world erupts in a calamity of lightning and upheaval. When you think the world is saturated with such unrest, it peters out and the world seems more alive than before.”

I strongly identify with this analogy, and feel this track is its epitome. From the exhilarating, invigorating intro to the nearly hysterical climax, it is stark, charged, raw, heavy, saturated, meditative, and unpredictable—like any good thunderstorm.

I’m excited at the possibility of exploring more despondent, droning post-rock as we delve into this volume.

t. woodford

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