September 09, 2010

Gathering Moss: Gathering Moss

Chicago melodic post-rock Gathering Moss trio combine the meandering lyrics of seminal band like Sonic Youth and Television. Singer Tom Appling isn't blessed with powerful pipes, but they fit to the music which is bit uneven - balancing issues galore. Their self-titled album was recorded on the cheap, but it will appeal to lo-fi aficionados who can appreciate hard work and passion. Gathering has plenty of that and with a capable engineer their next one won't sound so muddy.

Stand-out tracks are Tedium & Glory (with a guitar riff lifted from Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells and the rumbling Riot Act.

Gathering Moss:
Tom Appling: guitars, vocals
Linc Abbey: drums
Maxel Toft: bass

Gathering Moss: Gathering Moss

Gathering Moss is a self-released album. Download it from the band's website.

  1. Sunbath
  2. Tedium & Glory
  3. Bitter Nut
  4. Whirlwine
  5. Riot Act
  6. Hello My Halo
  7. Fight Or Flight
  8. Beautiful Still
  9. Up In The Air
  10. Hook & Eye
  11. Rising Song
  12. Valentine

Live date:
  • 09/23 Phyllis' Musical Inn, Chicago, IL


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