Achingly unhurried, Tammar’s first album on Suicide Squeeze, Visits is a collection of songs that are sleepy in the most brilliant way. In spite of its cohesiveness, there’s a great diversity of sounds on each song and throughout the album due to the artful composition of each piece. Always full, Tammar’s sound unfolds and grows, mounting the space between each minute. The guitars are usually distorted and bluesy and the beats are always precise, either fabricated on a synthesizer that glides in and out of some songs, or cleanly created on the drum set. Frontman Dave Walter has a murmuring voice that rounds out each song with an apprehensive vibe. “Summer Time” is distant and catchy, while “Arrows Underwater” is haunting in its slow and droning melody. A great range of style, Visits delivers a wall of sound that encourages a daydream through the howls and the whispers created by the band’s subtle but obvious musical talents.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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