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9/10 Avi
 

AEREOGRAMME - My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go - CD - Sonic Unyon - 2007

review by: Avi Shaked

The drilling guitars that open Aereogramme’s My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go are of the few characteristics that remain true to Aerogramme’s reputation as a heavy band. Instead, this bittersweet release’s focus is on melodic, wholehearted songs performed with eager desire and a careful attention to their clean esthetics.

The songs featured here border on being kitsch, but they never fall into that territory as they are saved by delicate and masterful instrumentation: a backdrop of strings alternates with the foreground, a thoughtful use of space fills the songs with the breeze of contemplation, and a clever, gradual accentuation contributes to a sense of evolvement (even though the songs are rather round). The heavier, more rumbling segments sound like a low-profiled Tool, as these are always kept on a low flame.

My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go is not meant for those who wish to unleash their frustration, but rather for those who crave for an intimate, lush and expressive listening experience — one that keeps the emotional maelstrom well contained. (9/10)

 

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