Ef - Ceremonies (2013)
Post-Rock | And The Sound Records
V0 | MP3 | unmixed | 2013 | 61:41 | 122 Mb
1. Bells bleed & bloom 08:36
2. Yield, heart. Yield! 11:50
3. Lake Vaettern 08:11
4. Sex 03:00
5. Delusions of grandeur 08:52
6. Where G. Mallory sleeps 09:14
7. Thee barren soil of Messaure 05:53
8. Sun grows dim (Bonus track) 06:05
In autumn of 2012 the band released a glimpse of their ever evolving sound on the 10“ vinyl EP "Delusions of grandeur“, to rave reviews in both the alternative press and the metal media – the sound of that EP hinted at a new beginning; a potential infatuation with pop-ish song efforts? This is one of EF’s greatest strenghts. They appeal to both bearded indie rockers, horn throwing metal heads and intensely staring post-rockers at the same time. They can be heavy and fragile simultaneously, and they are not affraid to push their own boundaries.
"Ceremonies“ is once again an expedition through the landscape of sound that EF conjures up with great efficacy. Their love of melody and harmony alive, carried by heavy rythms, only to be dispersed into a sonic aurora borealis; with improved vocal and orchestral arrangements including more strings, horns, piano and even the use of synthesizers. And, once again given the carefully sculpted mix production by Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna).