Boomkat Product Review:
The sixth album from Canadian post-rock greats Do Make Say Think arrives in the form of four super-sized compositions, each one stretching and evolving for durations ample enough to fully stuff a side of vinyl. Perhaps as an indication of just how 'definitive' (if such a word can ever be legitimately used) a portrait of the band this is, the track titles read as 'Do', 'Make', 'Say' and 'Think', and they all seem to cover an extraordinarily wide scope of material. Opening cut 'Do' proves especially powerful, soon establishing a JS Bach-meets-krautrock bassline that helps shape an epic track that weaves through a snaking narrative of peaks and troughs before a final few minutes of grandiose drone noises. Although the energy levels dip slightly, 'Make' proves to be a hair-raising dirge with some rousing mini-orchestral swells. The final two cuts shift the mood into a more sombre mode, with a funereal coda to 'Say' providing the album's most spine-tingling moment that ropes in members of Akron/Family and Lullaby Arkestra for wordless vocals.