& Yet & Yet
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“[T]he most inspiring, beautiful and honest record I've heard so far this year.”
Drowned In Sound

“Warm basslines, sharp, clean, funkily propulsive drumming and overlaid melodic guitar convey a shared sense of loss before unexpected change gives a lift to the spirit.”
The Wire

“DMST plant single themes like seeds, expanding and embellishing them so subtly they seem to be growing of their own accord… DMST develop things at just the right pace, and deliver sublime melodic touches throughout… Frankly, it's a joy.”
Garbled Communications

“They are passionate, emotional, and subtle, sad and mellow, without being dismal or nihilistic.”

“[T]heir uncanny ability to rise and fall with seamless segues is nearly flawless.”
Basement Life

“It is human, it is varied, it is happy and sad, contemplative yet not inactive, atmospheric yet it demands active listening and, best of all, it is ambitious yet unpretentious.”
Musique Machine

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Other TruthsDo Make Say Think   CD / 180gLP / DL

The third full-length by Do Make Say Think marked another quantum leap by this Toronto-based instrumental rock band. Their space- and drone-rock foundations continued to serve as the launching pad for experimentation with jazz-inflected motifs, but with this album, the group’s pop sensibility was also on fine display. Melodic themes laid out by guitars and horns wind along a burbling brook of fat analog synths and phased percussion, tiny subtle details are worked into the mix on every track, and the whole record just pulses with warmth and soul.

Once again recorded by band members and mixing wizards Charles and Ohad, the stacks of tube gear combined with digital editing yielded a thick, intricate sound overall — highly detailed yet still somehow wrapped in a translucent gauze. Most of the tracking was done at guitarist Justin’s apartment, then brought to the studio. Unlike the band’s previous effort, Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead, which resonated with the rural atmosphere of its barnyard recording location, the new album is much more up-front-sounding. The arrangements pump with bottom-end and the interweaving melodic elements are beautifully shaped and placed. While the album conjures diverse emotions, there is something consistently ebullient and effervescent about each of the songs. Aesthetically and technically, & Yet & Yet was DMST’s strongest and most evocative work to that point.

Release date: 18 March 2002 (Europe), 25 March 2002 (rest of world)
Running time: 44:51

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1. Classic Noodlanding
2. End Of Music
3. White Light Of
4. Chinatown
5. Reitschule Soul And Onward
6. Anything For Now

Ohad Benchetrit: guitar, horns, keys
Dave Mitchell: drums
James Payment: drums
Justin Small: guitar, keys
Charles Spearin: guitar, bass, horns, keys

Brian Cram: horns
Tamara Williamson: voice

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Justin's place on Queen Street and at Manta DSP in Toronto by Ohad and Charles.