Saturday, December 17, 2016

Review : Rogue Valley - Radiate / Dissolve

Rogue Valley - Radiate / Dissolve (2016) Independent
Produced by Rogue Valley
Tracks : 1.The brightest stars 2.Host 3.Pulse 4.Bury your heart 5.Loom 6.Breathe 7.Transference 8.Blood moon 9.Cold windows 10.Planet 11.Vainglory 12.Radiate / Dissolve
3,5 out of 5

There´s a possibility you have heard Minneapolis based Rogue Valley without knowing it because their song "The wolves and the ravens" found it´s way on the soundtrack of Ben Stiller´s 2013 film "The secret life of Walter Mitty".
The song is also featured on their "False Floors" album from 2011, which is a part of the ambitious concept-four-album cycle released between April 2011 and April 2011.
I think it´s amazing that Rogue Valley decided to record and release four albums in one year, one for each season. That´s quite impressive, right?
5 years later and the follow up "Radiate/Dissolve" is here, this time around only one album but it´s enough because their music is beautiful, atmospheric and dreamlike, almost like flying in a hang-glider high up in the sky where the eagles fly. All you hear is the wind.
I love how the split they vocals between Chris Koza and Linnea Mohn, in a way that makes me think of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac.
What a great album!
Highlights : Pulse, Cold windows, Loom
Recommended if you like Mercury Rev, Of Monsters And Men, The Golden Sounds

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