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Red Sparowes

The Great Leap Forward Poured Down Upon Us Like a Mighty Storm, Suddenly and Furiously Blinding Our Senses

We Stood Transfixed in Blank Devotion as Our Leader Spoke to Us, Looking Down on Our Mute Faces With a Great, Raging, and Unseeing Eye

Like the Howling Glory of the Darkest Winds, This Voice Was Thunderous and the Words Holy, Tangling Their Way Around Our Hearts and Clutching Our Innocent Awe

A Message of Avarice Rained Down Upon Us and Carried Us Away into False Dreams of Endless Riches

Annihilate the Sparrow, That Stealer of Seed, And Our Harvests Will Abound; We Will Watch Our Wealth Flood In

And By Our Own Hand Did Every Last Bird Lie Silent in Their Puddles, The Air Barren of Song As the Clouds Drifted Away. For Killing Their Greatest Enemy, the Locusts Noisily Thanked Us and Turned Their Jaws Toward Our Crops, Swallowing Our Greed Whole

Millions Starved and Became Skinnier and Skinnier, While Our Leaders Became Fatter and Fatter

Finally, As That Blazing Sun Shone Down Upon Us, Did We Know That True Enemy Was The Voice of Blind Idolatry; And Only Then Did We Begin to Think for Ourselves

Ovenstående er i al sin enkelhed titlerne på de enkelte numre, på det amerikanske band Red Sparowes fantastiske og storslåede album Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun, fra 2006. Og som albummet er skabt til at blive hørt i sin helhed, kan også titlerne læses som en helhed – en slags modpol/medspiller til den instrumentale musiks monumentale lydlandskaber.

Red Sparowes er ikke for den utålmodige lytter, ej heller for de der finder deres musikalske inspiration i hitlisterne. Der er lige dele Pink Floyd, Elektrorock, Neurosis og nørdet lyst til udforskning i de oftest lange kompositioner. Interesserede kan begynde i nedenstående release-video

Og er du efter dette solgt – så kan bandets udgivelser købes (såvel som aflyttes i sin helhed) på deres BandCamp-side.

“Silence is just as powerful as noise”

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