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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Up-C Down-C Left-C Right-C ABC + Start - Firewolf (2009) (AWESOME !!!)

Genre :
Post-rock, UK

Tracklist :

1. The Tavern
2. Black Lodge
3. Smiling Bag
4. Agent Cooper
5. Def Zeppelin
6. Dad Rock
7. Firewolf
8. Grandead

Up-C Down-C Left-C Right-C ABC + Start are an Instrumental post-rock band from Kent who have been going since early 2000. They signed to local Indie label Tap n Tin records in 2004 and their first double A side 7" single "Stand shadowless like silence/Sadako's fury (radio edit)" was out on February 14th 2005. This was proceeded by a live Xfm session with John Kennedy on May 5th and their second single "Shallows" (available on 10") on August 1st 2005.

Rocksound Firewolf Review - Although on the outset tongues are firmly in cheeks (the album art looks like one of those wolf T-shirts you see over weight ramblers representing down the local tavern), Upcdownc’s music deserves to be treated with a bit of respect. There are moments of drawn-out doom that tickle the spine, such as the creeping riff of “Smiling bag”, but “Firewolf” is at it’s best when the catharsis gives way to sheer anger. “Black Lodge” expoldes into fits of faraway screaming and the awesomely named “Def Zeppelin” sounds like the onset of a gruesome tribal war. It’s an undeniably stirring offering. 7/10. Michael Copus

The Silent Ballet Firewolf review - Upcdownc have progressed... They have taken their ideas from the previous album and given them an injection of steroids, highlighting the influence of rock music and making it hard to ignore the heavier sound they are creating... An outstanding creation and prove that plenty of emotion can be released in a short span of time. Firewolf is an album that offers something different.

[me]Whoaa... The screaming is a complete surprise ! And what a great surprise ! Awesome !!!

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