Discovery: pictures of wild life

American progressive post-rock project pictures of wild life make music that is very different from the modern musical norms.

By Jane Howkins

However, that’s not a bad thing, if the light that surrounds us is anything to go by. It’s characterised by a set of gorgeous acoustic guitar arpeggios, overlapping one another to create something really beautiful. Towards the end of the track, the pace and dynamics change rapidly, going from a folky tune to a much heavier song, full of facebleeding riffs and a huge rhythm section. It makes for a fantastic change of pace and creates a sense of palpable emotion, showing a band not afraid to do new things.