“Ester Drang’s third full length, Rocinate, catapults the band even further into their patented synth-dripped rhythms, throbbing percussion, rising horns and post-gazer grandeur, having as much in common with Brian Eno’s mournful drone as they do The Notwist’s passionate textures. Rocinate affords these Oklahomans the freedom to orchestrate their imagination into a beautiful ensemble of tracks; proving that songs not only have the power to elevate, to leave you infiltrated, but when properly strung together can be as transcendent as they are moving.”
I’ve now had two weeks to soak up the pre-release of Rocinate (1/06 release date). It’s electronica-tinged-Oklahoman-modern-folk jams should prove worth the wait. My knowledge of this group was cursory at best prior to this album, but I’m now full on board. Ester Drang’s atmospheric open-ended sound is presently on tour throughout the U.K.
EXTRA: off the Infinite Keys album: