Canyons Of Static | The Disappearance

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The Disappearance

by Canyons Of Static

Epic post-rock instrumental melodies mixed with monstrous walls of sound
Genre: Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Maps and Mazes
6:56 $0.99
2. The Disappearance
8:25 $0.99
3. Blinding Cold, Casket Black
9:38 $0.99
4. 1:17
6:29 $0.99
5. Are We Still the Good Guys
6:19 $0.99
6. Shelter
11:10 $0.99
7. Slowly to Sea
5:27 $0.99
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Canyons of Static. A band from West Bend, WI, formed in 2005. Featuring husband and wife guitarist Ross
Severson and keyboardist Aggie Severson along with bassist Chris Biertzer and drummer
Nathan Gaffney. Canyons of Static is an instrumental quartet that blends the distorted
melodies of shoegaze with the intensely emotional aspects of post-rock. With no central
songwriter, the music evolves from a collective process of experimentation challenging
the boundaries and forms of traditional rock music. They self-released two ep’s in 2006
and their first full-length album, The Disappearance, in 2008. Canyons of Static continues
to grow their audience through a dynamic live show. Performances feature homemade abstract
films projected onto multiple screens creating a unique experience of sight and
sound. Currently Canyons of Static are wrapping up recordings for a new full-length album.



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M.L. Downey

Plenty of majestic crescendos to go around
Relatively any group with a modicum of skills can make a post-rock instrumental album, but it takes considerably more talent – and song craftmanship – to go beyond that. “The Disappearance” by Canyons of Static demonstrates that ability and is rewarding on more than one level. Whether it’s the Tolkienesque wistfulness of “Slowly to Sea” or the walloping percussion-yowling guitar interplay of “1:17” (perversely over six minutes long), the album is largely meditative in scope (as much as distorted guitars, thrashing drums, throbbing bass, and insistent keyboards can be) and can require little attention as simple background music. However, it yields particular pleasures with concentrated listening, particularly in the thoughtful “Are we Still the Good Guys?” and the dynamic “Shelter” which features the melodic keyboards of Aggie Severson and some searing guitar by husband Ross. The Seversons, along with bassist Chris Biertzer and drummer Nathan Gaffney, compose the tunes as a unit. And, it’s the title cut that’s the most memorable of these group-molded tunes, a simple musical figure that builds for half of its more than eight-minute-length before morphing into a series of majestic crescendos to the end.

James Wilks

Good post-rock
Canyons of Static are a good, promising post-rock band. This is a great album full of beautiful, epic melodies. My favorite song is the title track, but they\'re all good!