From thundering avalanches of sound to soft, glistening melodies, Pelican’s ‘The fire in our throats will beckon the thaw’ is a perfect, and very dynamic album.
Sure this is not as ‘heavy’ as previous releases.. but heavy is definately not what Pelican is all about. Pelican is about soundscapes.. and the soundscape painted with this release is a of grandoise scale. It seems to capture the ocean-like swelling sounds of newer Isis, but is less repetative and more entertaining.. even without vocals. Yes the repetition is still there, (as always will be with ’soundscapes’) but there is more ‘variety’ to the repetition if you will. I know that doesnt make a whole lot of sense, but you have to listen to this masterpeice in order to understand. This is not only a very atmospheric piece, but it is also very cleverly crafted in the sense that nothing sounds out of place, overdone or overly accented.
An entrancing journey to say the least.