"Tapestry of Webs" is the debut album by the Art-Rock group Past Lives.The band from Seattle was formed after Post-Hardcore/Art-Punk group The Blood Brothers disbanded in 2007.
The album consists of twelve songs and delivers with the song "Paralyzer",a strong Post-Punk song with Psy-Rock guitar sounds,which create a subtly psychedelic atmosphere and is an ideal introduction.The band throughout the record,try to experiment with their sound,shifting from Art-Rock to Indie as tracks progress,while their psychedelic basis remains.The outcome of their experimentation is a constantly changing atmosphere,like on "Past-Lives",the third track of the album,where the band combines Art-Rock with Indie elements and ideal vocals.
In its entirety "Tapestry of Webs",is a fast progressing record and atmospheres vary from one song to another.On "Paralyzer" and "Past Lives",the band is crossing darker paths with their Post-Punk and Psychedelic-Rock sound,while on "Deep in the Valley" the band fuses ideally Indie-Rock rhythms and creates a swinging mood.On "K-Hole" though,which follows "Deep in the Valley",a song embedded with hardcore vocals and heavier guitars,Past Lives shift their sound again,with delightful results.
"Aerosol Bouquet" is the peak of the album,moving in a psy-rock direction with soft but atmospheric vocals.The record is closing ideally with "There is a Light So Bright it Blinds",which puts an end to the musical journey the band presented through the record.
Past Lives with "Tapestry of Webs",try and succeed into creating a well-composed and structured record,by blending Art-Rock with various elements.The different atmospheres being created,a result of their experimentation,are certain to let the listener wander into the band's musical paths and capture his attention throughout the record.
- Falling Spikes
- Past Lives
- Don't Let the Ashes Fill Your Eyes
- Deep in the Valley
- K Hole
- Hex Takes Hold
- Vanishing Twin
- Hospital White
- At Rest
- Aerosol Bouquet
- There is a Light So Bright it Blinds