Album #2: Rook – Shearwater

December 31, 2008

If the previous album was beautiful, this one is haunting. The vocals and lyrics of Jonathan Meiburg mixed with the instrumentation throughout culminate in something that is striking when first heard.  Rooks, the near title track, is one of the more disturbing songs I have heard in awhile telling the tale of a coming plague. Other standout tracks include Century Eyes and The Snow Leopard.  It seems like every track uses some sort of strong metaphor which sounds like it could get old, but instead just leads to a powerful album.