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Boomkat Product Review:
It wouldn't quite seem right to think of The Besnard Lakes as a classic rock band, but aspects of their third album, ... Are The Roaring Night have the feel of something big and timeless, avoiding more fashionable pursuits in favour of moments like the grand and portentous opener 'Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt. 1', which announces itself in a smear of modulating signals and Pink Floyd-like organ chords before the second part kicks in with group vocals and acidic guitars trailing not far behind. The lyrics are virtually half-formed soundbites, but they establish a tone: "What's in your empty eyes?" ask the band repeatedly in perfect harmony, before announcing "Take it off/Take the noose around my neck/Take it off" in what's perhaps the most equivocal proclamation of joie de vivre ever. Next comes the excellent 'Chicago Train' complete with beautiful, Bon Iver-like impressionistic falsetto at the start before halfway through the floating chamber-ambience of the piece a lumbering rock song chug fires up to great effect. 'Recent single 'Albatross' has lost none of its lustre in the full context of the album, and it still rings out as a marvellous piece of fizzy, understatedly epic rock music, conjuring an odd hybrid of Fleetwood Mac and Cocteau Twins. There's plenty more good stuff where that came from too: 'Land Of Living Skies' revisits the album's proggy beginnings (or should that be 'genesis'? Ho ho) while 'And This Is What We Call Progress' fires up a mighty space-rocking stomp. Good stuff.