#goindie Reviews: I was here for a moment, then I was gone

Today’s Soundtrack: Relative Minors by Maybeshewill

In two days, Robert Smith’s Meltdown festival will take place at the Southbank Center in England.

Look closely and you will see several familiar bands.

There, for the first time since 2014, Maybeshewill will return to perform.

meltdown

As a part of a long overdue promise to continue to write reviews to promote indie bands, I present my retrospective thoughts on the third full length album of Maybeshewill.

Take this to heart

We make our own worlds, strike our own words, and do that all over again the next day and the day after that.

Fascinating, isn’t it?

I was here for a moment and then I was gone appears among a sea of other post-rock albums like Mogwai’s Rave Tapes and This will destroy you’s Another Language. Moment features a wide diversity of different moods ranging from sweeping melancholy to hopeful, vibrant, violent tones of clashes.

It is an album with its own identity and that identity is vivacious.

Accolades

Journeys. The hardest part is starting them. The worst part is ending them. The best parts are strewn all around at random. 

Think of this album as a soundtrack to a wordless film about a journey through life and love.

There is the optimistic, hopeful start of walking through a brave, new world.

The ecstatic joy of finding love

The bitter clash of falling out of love

And ultimately returning back to yourself and realizing that, despite everything, you are still here

This is what this album felt like to me; a wild, frenetic, unpredictable journey that never fell into complete despair and always had a bit of laugher.

 

A wonderful paradigm that feels far shorter than what it is.

 

Stay tuned next time for a review of Epitaph by God is an Astronaut.

godiaa-epitaph

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