Weird: A long period of blindness

This is the sort out of music that fits perfectly with a cold and rainy spring day with thoughts of the warmth yet to come.

On the 2nd of March 2015 the Rome based three piece Weird put out A long period of blindness on digital download, CD and vinyl.

The album is lush, swimming in waves of brilliant reverb that echo out melancholy and beauty not so far from the vibe of Shoegazer legends Slowdive or even bits of M83. This is the sort out of music that fits perfectly with a cold and rainy spring day with thoughts of the warmth yet to come. The music flows wonderfully with subtle twists and turns building slow crescendos constructed of long emotive vocals, thick guitars and grounding bass and drums. The production is texturally rich yet smooth with the dynamics carefully held in check. One of the really nice aspects of A long period of blindness is that although the production is typical of classic Shoegazer the composition occasionally flirts with the psychedelic and even strays into hints of the wild west. All this combined with some subtle rhythmic change-ups might sound a bit much or even strange but, it works and works very well.

Weird's A long period of blindness fits perfectly in with the Shoegazer genre bringing spirited and inspiring composition washing up on hopeful but melancholic shores. Check it out on Band Camp. Do your ears a favor and grab yourself a copy.

Written by William Riever, 2015-03-03