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The Spook

by City of Satellites

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Across its three expansive tracks, The Spook covers more musical and emotional ground than most full-length albums. Majestic synthscapes are punctuated by pounding rhythms, melodic themes are afforded the space and time to elegantly unfold, and the whole amounts to so much more than the sum of its undeniably beautiful parts.

The full length version of single ‘Moon In The Sea’ opens the EP with delayed guitars, bass and drums swathed in an eerie mist of synths and chimes, above which Jarrod Manuel’s emotive vocals shine clear and true. Then, the loping grandeur of ‘Sleeping Disgrace’ threads backwards guitar loops and drones through a landscape of post-rock-coated opium pop. And the stunning title track sends shivers up the spine as it layers soaring synths across a glistening bed of guitars, bringing the listener back down to earth as its draw the EP to a close. Like all the best atmospheric music, the whole EP breathes and throbs with life, ebbing and flowing beautifully throughout its near-25-minute running time.

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released November 25, 2008

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City of Satellites Brooklyn, New York

City of Satellites’ hook-laden, cinematically-inspired music showcases an effortless and heavily seductive blend of acoustic, electronic and human sounds. Shimmering guitars and vaporous synthesizer tapestries, ice-laden drums and syrupy sweet, abstract vocal passages are whispered to the listener; intoxicating melodies and rhythms behaving like bridges throughout a beautiful cosmic playground. ... more

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