Twentyfourth Show Playlist – 4th October 2011 –


1 Vasudeva Upon The Shoulders Of Titans Roots Of The Tree EP 4.45 Self Released USA 2011
2 Neil Milton Networks Valentine 50 3.02 Valentine Records Scotland 2011
3 Desierto Cobra La Fete Folle Desierto Cobra 4.07 Self Released Chile 2011
4 Zvoov Not Necesselery Everbrown EP 5.56 Self Released USA 2011
5 Silent Land Time Machine Janus Is Asunder is The Sound Is The Truth Is The Light Around – Compilation 2.53 Dreamland Recordings USA 2011
6 The Clock The Years We Shared In China Town EP 6.59 Self Released Scotland 2011
7 Death By Zoe Resonance Valentine 50 2.46 Valentine Records England 2011
8 Cicada Fading Affection Pieces 4.42 White Wabbit Records Taiwan 2011
9 Lost To The City Sun & Sea & Stone Around – Compilation 5.00 Dreamland Recordings Australia 2011
10 To Destroy A City Before The Outsides Gone To Destroy A City 6.25 N5MD USA 2011
11 To Destroy A City Philosophy Of A Knife To Destroy A City 6.28 N5MD USA 2011


The debut self-titled album from Chicago-based trio To Destroy A City is an album ripe with slow-burning ambience, pulsating rhythms, and soaring guitars. Often building on a theme, the band weaves together pleasing melodic passages, creating compositions that are trance-inducing in their simplicity, yet layered with significance. The uninitiated may find To Destroy A City analogous to label mates Lights Out Asia and port-royal, and, due to some periodic drifting into similar spaces, the wide-screen ambient guitar duo Hammock. Such comparisons stem from the tools To Destroy A City use to convey their message; reverb drenched guitars rub against lofty synths and live drumming entangles itself into deliberate and palpitating electronic beats. This is highly emotive stuff not without its epic moments that can bring a chill to the listener. A debut this seemingly thought out is a rarity and To Destroy A City make it sound as effortless as it is beautiful.

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