|Format: CD / Cat No: MIG90602 / Released: 12/05/2014
Track Listing: Intro / The Giants Causeway/ The Far Pavilions / It Was There That I Saw You / Isis Unveiled / Homage / Bells Of Creation / Will You Smile Again? / Relative Ways/ Caterwaul / Another Morning Stoner / Claire De Lune / Totally Natural / Mistakes And Regrets / A Perfect Teenhood
More information: In February 2009, the groundbreaking American rock group …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead released their sixth LP, The Century of Self. Many observers considered that album's 13 songs to be the best work by this border-crossing formation since their breakthrough with Source Tags & Codes seven years earlier.
The short instrumental "The Giants Causeway" (a kind of overture to The Century of Self ) sets the tone. The opening piece is expansive, highly dramatic and – like the subsequent track "Far Pavilions" – brimming with force. Together with drums, bass and keyboard, three electric guitars supply plenty of visceral power in the concert's initial moments. If there is a central figure in this spectacle, it is without a doubt Conrad Keely. The singer and guitarist mesmerizes from start to finish with the controlled fury of his performance. Songs such as "Will You Smile Again?" or "Relative Ways" let us feel the uncertainty of his emotions. Not a single minute of it can be classified as easy listening!