Memory Drawings

The Drift

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Memory Drawings Review

by Kenneth Herzog

This amalgamation of members from Tarentel, Lazarus, and Halifax Pier may appeal to a similar crowd as labelmates Explosions From The Sky, but their instrumental post-rock dabbles in a much more sophisticated brand of dub-jazz. In fact, with its shuffling stand-up basslines and jumpy trumpet, MEMORY DRAWINGS, at its jauntier moments, is nearly a wordless Soul Coughing. Elsewhere, ambience dominates via shimmering guitars that let Jeff J. Jacobs’s horn flutter in the foreground. By hopping between moods and tempos, MEMORY resonates where other imitators would dive into corny cliché.

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