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Equals - Tracts (2014) lossless
Artist: Equals
Title Of Album: Tracts
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Equals
Genre: Post-Rock, Ambient
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 39:27
Total Size: 255 �b


01. Conveyer 04:45
02. Slab Avalanche 04:17
03. Glistener 04:42
04. Telefoto 04:50
05. Autotelic 03:54
06. Rattle The Husks 03:46
07. Grand Paw 04:42
08. Sweat House 04:54
09. Reality Always Disappoints 03:37

Forming in 2008, they released a self-titled EP three years later, and are just now putting out their first full length with Tracts. But Equals� music, though sincere and evocative, isn�t weighted with heavy drama or contemplation. Nor does it go for distance: their longest recorded song doesn�t even break the six-minute mark. In fact, more than their Texas peers, Equals have a bit more in common with a band like Gainesville, Florida�s the Mercury Program, who have significantly slowed down after a flurry of activity in the early �00s, releasing only one album (Chez Viking in 2009) in the past decade.
�Telefoto� and �Sweat House� in particular share the brisk rolling drums and circling guitar figures of vintage Mercury Program, though Equals don�t retrace their steps as often over the course of their progressive structures, and are also quicker to stomp on their pedals. Indeed, they don�t waste much time doing so on many of the songs on Tracts, but the soaring high notes and drummer Matt Toman�s athletic pounding are often tempered by brevity and balance with less familiar elements. Equals utilize the traditional well � guitarists Dylan Storey and Simon McDonald, and bassist Alex Guzman, play off of one another well through the many bright bursts and the less frequent quiet spells � but keyboardist Logan Wexler and Toman�s use of synthesizers and samplers add hues to the palette. This is most pronounced on the tracks �Conveyor� (which opens the album with, of all things, hand claps) and �Slab Avalanche,� which hopefully point the way toward further such experimenting on their next album, whenever that may come.

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