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Teeming with melodic epiphanies and layered sounds, Squid’s second album O Monolith is a musical evocation of environment, domesticity and self-made folklore. Like its predecessor, 2021’s critically acclaimed, UK number 4 album Bright Green Field, it is dense and tricksy – but also more warm and characterful, with a meandering, questioning nature.
Expansive, evocative and hugely varied, O Monolith retains Squid’s restless, enigmatic spirit, but it still holds surprises for those familiar with Bright Green Field. It’s a reflection of the outsized progression of a band always looking to the future. Like its namesake, O Monolith is vast and strange; alive with endless possible interpretations of its inner mysteries.
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Liam says: From the proggy crescendo of 'Swing (In A Dream)', to the paranoid closer 'If You Had Seen The Bull's Swimming Attempts You Would Have Stayed Away', Squid's second outing 'O Monolith' is a experimental post-rock goliath that never shies away from taking difficult path. Intense, vast and all-consuming, there's not many doing it like Squid right now (and I'm not just saying that because my cat shares her name with them...).
1. Swing (In A Dream)
2. Devil’s Den
3. Siphon Song
5. The Blades
6. After The Flash
7. Green Light
8. If You Had Seen The Bull’s Swimming Attempts You Would Have Stayed Away