East-the-Water is Of the Vine’s most recent release (June 2015) and it comes 5 years after their self titled EP. It is more aura than album and the sounds wrap one in a blanket of soothing post-rock music. I enjoy the hint of angelic vocals in places and felt delivered to a peaceful calm place listening to this LP.
Of The Vine’s self titled work is adventurous and extraordinary. It begins as melodious, contemplative siren song, and slowly builds to explosive guitar experimentation and feedback. It is an amazing weave of traditional and experimental instrumentation. There are even some brief vocal sounds presented. It took four years to produce this work, and four years later the band is now ready to release another LP. This record is meticulously worked, as every sound meshes together to produce a near perfect composition.
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”