Other Truths
CST062      CD 180gLP MP3 FLAC


Reviews
"Do Make Say Think continue to engender some of the most honest, unpretentious, group-oriented rock of their time."
Pop Matters

"Other Truths bristles with energy, exuding an inescapable vibrancy from every pore... It’s testament to their enduring talent that, at every turn, Other Truths continues to surprise and enthrall in equal measure."
Drowned in Sound

"Ever consistent and frequently brilliant, the music here is robust, daring, exciting and totally rewarding."
Oceans Never Listen

"Other Truths...add[s] more dimensions and sharp textures to their songwriting, which continues to get tighter yet wider in scope... Other Truths shows Do Make Say Think more adept at sketching out and imagining their own widescreen landscapes."
Pitchfork

"The four tracks of Other Truths come together to form a distinct whole, and each is a shining distillation of everything that makes DMST a great band... It has everything one looks for in a great work: coherence, compositional sophistication, energy, dynamism, and emotional nuance."
The Silent Ballet

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Description
The sixth full-length from Do Make Say Think features four long-form tracks, three of which clock in at over 10 minutes, and all of which trace the inimitable musical arcs that have made this band justly celebrated for their unique sonic palette and vibrant distillation of compositional forms and influences into some of the past decade’s most consistently rich and rewarding instrumental rock.

DMST admirably stick to their roots and allow the vines that spring from their fertile musical garden to wind, curl and climb for as long as required. More than ever, the players keep their heads down, creating wonderful multi-movement instrumental works (with the occasional mantric or wordless vocal passage, courtesy guest singers The Akron Family and Lullabye Arkestra), overflowing with attention to tone and timbre, animated by unfussy yet ornate harmony, melody and polyrhythm, shot through with ineffable soul. The four songs on Other Truths are vintage Do Make Say Think, and the album represents the first time since the band’s debut (recorded over a dozen years ago) that they have found themselves with an entire collection of songs that unfold so organically over long duration.

Ultimately it is tricky to distill what has made DMST so compelling to so many critics and fans over their 13-year history, but inarguably something beyond the sum of its parts has always sparkled through their music, an amalgam of many elements that seem present all at once, on every song and through every album: cerebral, emotional, atmospheric, visceral, cosmic, pastoral, synthetic, organic, meditative, ecstatic. Other Truths rallies them all once again, in new and dynamic ways, bearing the distinct imprint of the band’s sound – a brilliant addition to the band’s canon.

Release date: 19 October 2009 (Europe), 20 October 2009 (rest of world)
Running time: 43:44


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Tracklist
1. Do
2. Make
3. Say
4. Think


Credits
PERSONNEL
Ohad Benchetrit
David Mitchell
James Payment
Justin Small
Charles Spearin

WITH
Julie Penner: violin

GUESTS
Michael Barth: trumpet
Leon Kingstone: Saxophone

Recorded at Giant Studios and Th’Schvitz, mixed at Th’Schvitz, by Ohad Benchetrit with Justin Small and Charles Spearin, Toronto, 2009. Mastered at Lacquer Channel by Phil Demetro.