Do Make Say Think, You, You’re a History in Rust

My other DMST CDs are buried in the basement somewhere, so I couldn’t do a taste test, but listening to this makes me worry that the boys have run aground. A couple songs in particular sounds like post-rock-by-numbers, relying too heavily on the repetition of riffs that build to crescendos, which is fine when you jam or if you’re (label mates) Godspeed You Black Emperor, but not so hot when you’ve promised some radical revamping through the inclusion of your first lyrical endeavor. That song, with Deep Dark United’s Alex Lukashevsky and Great Lakes Swimmers’ Tony Dekker, is a welcome departure that is subsequently departed from. Too bad. (Terence Dick)

CD, Constellation, www.cstrecords.com

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