Release Date: Sep 25, 2012
Record label: Triple Crown Records
"A record that pushes the boundaries of post-rock to stratospheric new levels." Where previous self-produced efforts impressed yet lacked a real sense of purpose, ‘Waking Season’ has the clockwork-like ethos of producer Matt Bayles (Isis, Minus The Bear) stamped all over it. Each song begins with the aim of arriving at a plain of intelligently-layered majesty, predominately succeeding in doing so. ‘Gone In Bloom And Bough’ utilises programmed drum sounds and gently looping guitars before cascading into a wall of overdrive and haunting vocals.
The post-rock landscape has become a bit crowded in recent years, with new Mogwai and Explosions In The Sky clones seemingly cropping up every few weeks. Caspian carved out a sizable plot in the high-rent district of that overcrowded territory in 2009 with their second full-length, Tertia, a fantastic album that probably deserved more recognition than it received. And as fantastic as it was, it didn’t seem like it was a record that vaulted them into the post-rock elite as it should have.