For example, "The Altar Ego Autopsies", the second song on the record, flows on from the first song, "Departure", but carries a sad and even horrific air to start, sounding a little like the intro to Halloween. As the song progresses, however, it begins a very Explosions in the Sky-esque buildup, hopefulness behind every stroke, until the mood suddenly begins to die away and lead into "Simplicity Has a Paradox", which sounds more like a funeral mourning at the beginning than anything else, but leads into a faster and darker sound which further more enchants and entices.
Overall, this record creates a haunting and beautiful sound that really just stuck with me for a while - I couldn't get it out of my head. The different layers of sound in the songs are so well meshed that each aspect melds with one another and just creates such a fantastic work of post-rock that I could appreciate it as much the first listen as I could the fifth (and believe me, I'm far past the fifth listen).
- The Alter Ego Autopsies
- Simplicity Has a Paradox
- The Engram Dichotomy
- The Etiology Diaries