Kimone showcased its simple and cohesive sound with the band's nine-song full-length Meres of Twilight. On this follow-up to the N.NE EP, the Boston five-piece provides a wealth of intriguing music, creating a volatile mix of passion and artistry. After the atmospheric opening track, "In the Warmth of Meanings Redefined," the band turns its attention to the intricate experimentation of "Barrierbarrierbarrier," which features varying tones and Tim Den passionately stretching his vocal limitations. Violins are featured on "Earthing," while "We Will Write" is a fiery and visceral rocker. The album ends with the reflective "Young Adults," bringing the subtle and theatrical disc to an end. Often compared to Sigur Rós and Radiohead, the band intelligently uses a wealth of instruments (including guitar, bass, drums, E-Bow, Moog, theremin, organ, Mellotron, timpani, and cymbals) for maximum musical effect. Throughout, the band creates a unique, transcendental sound, combining sincere and poetic lyrics with a combination of light and complex instrumentation. Recorded at the legendary Long View Farms Studios and Inner Ear Studios with producer J. Robbins, Meres of Twilight was released by Silverthree Sound Recordings in 2002.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Cramer