Heights – From Sea To Sky
Albums like From Sea To Sky make this reviewer wonder if you can ever have too much post rock. Heights put a lot more math into it, meaning their range covers the more expected Mogwai comparisons to the more brisk sounds of Vessels and ASIWYFA. What this means is that though you've heard their like before, you've not heard this before; you don't know where the songs are going, and From Sea To Sky is as effective as background music as it is to sit down and immerse yourself in, with its twists and turns.
Considering that the first two tracks have a correlation of style with the rest of the album, it seems odd and a little redundant to make the remaining five tracks a five-part 'symphony', but the 'Symphony For The Sky' movements don't seem at all indulgent. The third movement is particularly outstanding, searching guitars that lead the track to glide, dive and soar in equal measure, it perfectly conjures the image of an eagle soaring over the sea (without you having to have seen the album cover).
With so many bands still emerging playing this kind of music, it's refreshing that it's an area so rife with ideas that memorable acts worthy of your time keep arriving. Heights' progressive attitude and classical inclinations mean that though there's plenty of contemporaries brought to mind, there's no question that with this second album, Heights belong right alongside them.
- Of Wind And Air
- From Sea To Sky
- Symphony For The Sky: Movement 1
- Symphony For The Sky: Movement 2
- Symphony For The Sky: Movement 3
- Symphony For The Sky: Movement 4
- Symphony For The Sky: Movement 5