by On The Download
Taken from the CD "From Silence"
Taken from the CD "Resurface"
into your bedroom, turn all the lights off. Then open your closet door,
crawl in and lie down if possible, or just lean up against the wall. Close
the door and close your eyes while holding your hands gently over your ears,
not too much pressure, but enough to produce a slight coning effect. Then
breathe a tad heavier than normal, but at a good pace for 20 minutes. The
feeling and sensation of that experience I described is kind of what the
work of Boston-area act Tides will provide on their recent three-song outing
From Silence. The band, no doubt drawn from the same cloth as Isis, Pelican
and Neurosis, serves up a wondrous sonic assault of the senses that truly
captivates you from start to finish, furiously tantalizing your senses,
while at the same time holding you just an inch or two in an ethereal state.
A full-on trip worthy of multiple spins. <A. Bromley> 9/10
This is good. Very good. Tides have released one of the more impressive
debuts I’ve heard with Resurface...They’re dense, epic compositions
with a high level of emotive playing"
"this young band has all the pieces to elbow their way into the crowd
of Isis, Pelican and Neurosis with an air of confidence and the musical
ability to match...deserves your undivided active listening skills."
The Boston Phoenix
"a firm favorite on the rock sound stereo...what an impressive piece
Moving to a new city is never easy, and for Boston's Tides, the process
has taken over 3 years. Born and raised in the upstate New York town of
Plattsburgh, Donny Green, August Issacson and Rob Dowler have been playing
in bands together since they first picked up instruments. Four years ago
Green moved to Boston to attend college and the other two members of the
band have been slowly following suit. This summer will mark the first
time all three have lived in the same place since high school, and our
city doesn't yet realize how lucky it is.
The band has been playing under this name for five years and the members
have developed a brotherly relationship. Their playing has always been
astoundingly fluid in a way that can't be forced and has obviously matured
over time. In the live setting the songs ocationally meander beyond their
recorded boundaries and it seems like the players will musically finish
each others sentences.
2005 marked the release of Tides' debut album, Resurface, which has since
received critical acclaim as a monument to the possibilities of post-metal.
Six epic, instrumental masterpieces flow together with an ease that only
old friends could conjure. The songs range from ethereal and emotional
to thunderous and destructive and the album as a whole has been hailed
as one of the best in the genre.
In 2006 Tides will bring a new CD EP to the world and debut a new member,
Tim Fickeisen. From Silence, a three song, twenty minute journey pushes
the band forward while keeping with themes from its past. While Resurface
often feels airy and spacious, the new disk bears a thicker and warmer
sound. The drumming is much more excited and urgent, while the riffs are
darker and brooding. Fickeisen, a second guitar player, was sought out
to help re-create the tracks live. Many sections of the new material feature
multi-layered guitars and effects which can only now be performed outside
of the studio.
With the line up completed and the new disk on the way, Tides is preparing
for the long road ahead. The band will be touring the states for two months
this summer in support of From Silence before they return to their new
home of New England.
We are currently SOLD OUT of Tides t-shirts
but will be printing web exclusive shirts in the near future!