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Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead

Do Make Say Think Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 Aug 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Constellation
  • ASIN: B00004RGC9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,190 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. When Day Chokes The Night
2. Minmin
3. The Landlord Is Dead
4. The Apartment Song
5. All Of This Is True
6. Bruce E Kinesis
7. Goodbye Enemy Airship

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic follow-up 7 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Hailing from Toronto, this post-rock outfit have long been compared to fellow Canadians Godspeed You Black Emperor! This association is perhaps unfair, because Do Make Say Think have a sound all of their own. Adding to the loops and synths common in the work of bands from the Montreal underground, DMST exhibit subtle jazz influences and clever experimentation. Don't get me wrong - this is certainly a rock album, demonstrated most effectively in the third track 'Apartment Song', which explodes with growling psych-rock guitars like nothing you'll have heard before. It's the fact that DMST take the post-rock style to new places, which makes this album so special.
Recorded in an old barn, 'Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead' is a gorgeous mix of ambient and assaulting sound, best listened to on headphones while lying on a comfortable sofa. Also recommended is Do Make Say Think's first self-titled album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars g8og8oi 26 Oct 2007
By 77
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It took a few listens to work out what exactly it was about this album that I love so much: space. Every note is given the chance to breathe, allowing the random noises (it was recording in a barn apparently) to seep into the mix. It makes the whole thing sound live, yet the actual music is far too perfect for that to be more than a pipe dream. Godspeed comparisons are inevitable, yet these dudes make post-rock from a completely different perspective; with a definite surf influence present and a subtle use of electronic tweaks 'n' effects, both of which give the music a wholly unique sound. The towering climaxes are there too, yet the journey is just as important as the final destination. Remember that.
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Another blinding title from the post rock funsters. There is an underbelly of sadness and sudden euphoria similar to their fellow travellers like Godspeed, Sigur Ros and in places very alike to Silver Mount Zion, a similar sense of fun, lightness of touch and unexpected musical twists and turns. Takes you on a musical journey to marvelous places.A real sense of drama and dynamics with sudden percussive out bursts and sweet lulls.
This album and its ilk is full of imagination and creativity, putting most 'rock' in the shade whereas these fellas fill the darkness of the void with shards of luminosity and rays of heavenly light.
Halo to them and their spirit.
Gorgeous sleeve and cover too.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun "post-rock" record 3 July 2006
By Henry
Format:Audio CD
As the previous reviewer said, DMST are compared to Godspeed, which is farcical and just there to appease the ill-informed. Instead, look at them (and this record) as more of a jazz-rock album. Opening with very care-free, laid-back strums and picks of guitar (probably a Tele, with little tone) which is then quickly over turned with straight out jazz-rock drums, joined by horns, guitar, a few effects and a psyche-esque bass-line. You may think "did these crazy Canadians take drugs for this?", probably. There are definate jazz & rock influences throughout the course of the record. The great thing is, though, is the way they are mixed. For example, Bruce E. Kinesis uses a very jazzy style, with the odd drum time signature, tightly woven with the bass to create a true rhythm section. This is then bleached with some more rock-influenced sparse guitar chords.

You will find that this record uses a very simple formula of "slow but interesting build-up/sudden stop/ louder, funkier, effects-laden main part/ wind-down". Yes, it's a bit cliche at times, but it works. It makes for good listening and provides a breath of fresh air in the very boring world of "post-rock". Having said that, this album is not really post-rock, so those looking for the long modals of Godspeed and "oh my god we're all going to die let's not waste life" ethos may be a bit disappointed. On this record, DMST provide very nice summery music, not afraid to be a bit tattered round the edges.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful piece of music 15 Feb 2001
By Nathan Humpal - Published on Amazon.com
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Do Make Say Think's debut eponymous album absolutely blew me away the first time I heard it. It was subtle yet immediately engaging, a contradiction illustrated by the fact that it opened with about a minute and a half of silence before a light jazz beat comes in slowly introducing you to the laid back ambient feel of the album. The debut spread relaxing prog-rock over 72 minutes of jazz fusion and as a result provided a great soundtrack for lonely times of happy... introspection. Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead, however, takes the formula set forth on the debut and crams it all into a single tightly wound LP, adds a somewhat subdued feeling of brooding and still manages to exude some of that feeling of "sit-back-and-relax", albeit before beating you over the head. The horns are noisier on this record, the distortion is up, and the swirly sound effects are more in the forefront. The opening track, "When Day Chokes Night" slowly starts with a simply plucked melody before suddenly bursting into a hyper-fast drum kick and quickly building to an asphyxiating and stunning climax before dropping back to the same simple melody. It's an interesting combination of their older style with a heavy influence of Slint, while still retaining a wonderful feel of innovation.
My favorite moment comes when "All of This is True" builds to an overwhelming and seemingly infinite climax of noise, guitar, drums, horns, street sounds (notice the guy yelling "Merry Christmas Everyone!" near the end... odd), and atmosphere before suddenly and seamlessly dropping you into "Bruce E Kinesis". A highly recommended disc for anyone interested in compelling and experimental rock.
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A postrock classic that has brought countless hours of bliss 14 April 2003
By a1 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Do Make Say Think are a Constellation Records post-rock outfit along with Godspeed You Black Emperor! While they share GYBE!'s formula of slow crescendo to cathartic release, they have their own original sound. Elements of jazz puts their sound closer to Chicago post rockers. Most tracks hinge on a simple dark theme that is built up to explosive conclusion. The magnificent last track is a 12 minute shoegazer epic, truly worth the cost of this disc for that track alone. The musicianship is great, and no less than a sax, trumpet, flute, electric guitar, sexy fretless bass, and live drums can be heard on this disc. Recorded in a barn, which works well for this moody, cinematic album...with good speakers the quiet chirp of crickets can be heard in the background, and you can almost feel the cool winter air. All I can say is this is my unchallenged fav of 2000.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Setting the new standard for Kanadian music. 30 July 2000
By Nick Storring - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Together with Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Shalabi Effect, A Silver Mount Zion, Molasses and the other Montréal groups, Toronto's Do Make Say Think have completely restored my confidence in Canadian Music. I'm sick of Alanis, The Tragically Hip and the other artists which define Canadian music. However the unique "post-rock" sound represented by the Constellation label has inspired me to be somewhat musically patriotic, finally.
I'd recommend Do Make Say Think to any fan of that whole scene. Tortoise, GYBE, Low, or Aphex Twin's ambient series. This project is likely most similar to Godspeed, but there's far more of a prog-rock and jazz-fusion element to it. Another obvious difference Do Make Say Think make use of retro synths, sax and flute instead of GYBE's cello, violin and tapes combo. Do Make Say Think's debut is equally amazing, but more ambient.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to decide but... 4 Dec 2005
By Baba Brooks - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is definitely the best DMST album to date. Hard to decide between this and Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn but this one tops it because every song is memorable. I've had all their albums for about a year now and this is the only one i still listen to without skipping tracks, its all good. If your real enthusiastic about this you should get WHCHSH if only for the first track, "Frederica". Then stop listening to post rock.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Post Rock Classic 24 Jun 2006
By Andrew B. Carlson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
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It is rated the best Post Rock album of all time and I have no arguements about it. Anyone who thinks this is just typical "repeats the same riff over and over music" need to grow a heart becuase this music has more feeling in it that anything I've heard with words...ever. Just listen to "Apartment Song", close your eyes and imagine a young boy trapped in his room, in a corner without a meal tonight. Tears shall come to your eyes. Even better; listen to "Goodbye Enemy Airships The Landlord Is Dead" (Title Track and Last Song) and imagine a girl who is harrassed at school then proceeds to stab herself becuase of them eventually going to far and dies in the bathtub....end of album. There are parts where it sounds like hearts beat, and the trio of classical instruments playing slightly stressed chords brings to mind the words that can heard so bad...unless they aren't heard.

I've heard this album more times that should be allowed and I'm ready to go again. If I ever need a friend to accompany me on a lonely night drive or just sitting around the house or even better yet something to fall asleep to (not in a bad way). This is the album for all of that. Only situation where it doesn't fit the bill is when you need to "liven up the party" becuase this song is full of sad notes, and I'm loving every single one of them.

Their follow up "Winter Hymn...." isn't bad either but this is their classic without a doubt. I can not wait to hear new Do Make Say Think music, these guys are blowing everybody out of the water. Godspeed gets the glory but these guys need the credit for turning me (as well as plenty of others) into hardcore post rock listeners. Thank You Do Make Say Think.

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