Leech – If We Get There One Day, Would You Please Open The Gates – 95%

I could find very little information about Leech, who hail from Switzerland. While the Swiss may be neutral people, this album is anything but neutral. This nearly 80 minute album begins with a deeply layered mix of static driven guitars complimented by distorted keyboards.Yeah, you heard that right, the keyboards sound just phenomenal. Sounds whiz by from channel to channel, just an excellent mixing job done here. The electronic elements on this album are just as beautiful as can be. Finally, something has to be said about the fantastic use of thick bass, it really just brings the whole thing together. Instantly the two bands that came to mind are The American Dollar mixed with If These Trees Could Talk. I’m mesmerized by this album, It’s dark yet ambient, heavy yet electronic, somber yet beautiful. As the album progresses it becomes far more experimental and out there, but maintains the same musical prowess and tightness that made the first half of the record so killer. Although I think that an 80 minute album that isn’t a concept album of some sort is a bit overkill, you still have to appreciate the craftsmanship behind putting together that much music. This album from front to back delivers, making it a truly must listen to any post-rock fan. 4-1-12

Band Website: http://www.leech.ch/

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2 thoughts on “Leech – If We Get There One Day, Would You Please Open The Gates – 95%

  1. I just want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for reviewing this band so I could discover them. I am currently obsessing over The Stolen View and will be checking out this album next. All because of your high praise of these guys. Good call.

    • You are most certainly welcome. Leech is one of the best post-rock bands out there. Definitely check out all their work. They have some late 90’s stuff that is sort of similar to The Stolen View. Their latest album is really their best work though.

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