“Inner Working Mechanics of a Failed Construct” is more than simply a follow-up recording to the Empty Silos Echo War debut, “Semantics.” It is quite literally its companion piece, a sister record, with most of the compositions and arrangements completed during the same time period as those on Semantics, though they would not appear so on face value. These songs were finally committed live to record six months later, with Phil Douglas of Latterman fame. Explosive rhythms, electrified guitars and voices make up landscapes that are violent and ecstatic, often in the same instant. Many of the same themes as the first record are explored, but while the “Semantics” LP was recorded largely as an exercise in chance and improvisation, “Mechanics” had a specific design and intent, straight from its initial conception. The trio retained more of a set structure of instrumental roles as well, all the while pushing to truly know their own limits as players in this highly cinematic work. For these reasons, in an effort to offset the record from its elder sibling, these songs were recorded entirely in the digital domain, but with the same minimal overdubbing as allowed on the last release. The most exciting possible soundtrack for driving and sleeping, if such a thing exists, this shit will make you squirm nervously in your chair and rock restlessly in your sleep.
Dynamic post rock for fans of Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Fly Pan Am, Mogwai, etc.
This cd is limited to 500 pieces in double fold cover with triple folded insert. Released by Rok Lok Records and The Children's Revolt