Maybeshewill – I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone
The third full length album from Maybeshewill.
Some of Maybeshewill’s most developed songs reside on IWHFAM. The first record to be produced by bassist Jamie Ward, and the one that marks their development in to the touring machine they have become.
“The gestation period for this third record from Leicester instrumentalists Maybeshewill purportedly involved 18 months of intense writing and recording. Just as well, then, that it’s the most ball-bustingly intense and breathtakingly beautiful thing they’ve done. Written as “the soundtrack to an as-yet-unimagined film”, at its most overwhelming, in the likes of ‘Farewell Sarajevo’, it borders on genuinely harrowing – in the very best way. Elsewhere, the spritely ‘Critical Distance’ couldn’t be much more emotionally converse, while ‘Take This To Heart’ rocks with impressive menace to complement orchestral and synth sounds. Never pandering to trite post-rock tricks, ‘I Was Here…’ is pretty damn special.” – Rocksound (8/10)
“Where Sing the Word Hope… was Maybeshewill’s hardcore record, I Was Here For a Moment… is their more poppy one. Shedding just about everything that was so intense about their sophomore effort, the band have crafted an undeniably gorgeous, sweeping album, all whilst keeping the overall accessibility that they’ve become known for. And that’s really what is so damn great about I Was Here For a Moment…�”its incredible ability to stuff into five minutes, what some post-rock bands can barely do in ten. Each track is a quick shot of beautiful melodies and harmonies, melding together into a purely engrossing piece of music. There’s still bit of an edge to be found, however, but they’ve traded their mild crushingness for a more overall “pretty” sound.” – Sputnik Music (4/5)
“Bearing the musical equivalent of a 5am, head-exploding hangover – but in a good way – the Leicester post-rock foursome’s new record is instrumental, atmospheric, noisy brilliance that gets right inside the battered crevices of your skull and pounds on the sides. Their first studio-recorded album, after working on the other two in a spare bedroom, took a grand total of 18 months to put together and is reminiscent of the likes of 65daysofstatic, Mogwai and Glassjaw. Epic guitars, crashing drums and intense keys – it’s a dramatic record that will shake your bones.” – NME (7/10)
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