Midnight Masses – Walk On Water

It turns out that the Jason Reece of Midnight Masses is the self same Jason who wrote one of the best albums this century (‘Source Tags & Codes’ if you must know). While his main band continue to freefall after that epic high there are grounds for optimism given the early movements of this supergroup of sorts (Here We Go Magic, TV On The Radio members also contribute). This is the closest thing I’ve heard to mount a serious challenge to the utter redemptive bleakness of that Late Cord record from 2006. ‘Walk On Water’ is the sound of the undead discussing the merits of purgatory before realising that like or not they are stuck there for eternity. Lucky us if they continue their wonderful dialogue. Even the drunks at the back will bow to this sublime artistry. KD

Midnight Masses – Walk On Water

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Buy Songs: Midnight Masses
Year: 2009

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  1. Anonymous
    November 25, 2009

    So fucking harsh, did you not rate Century of Self at the beginning of this year? It was a worthy contender to the title of best Trail of Dead record and one or two songs shorter it would have been. Even so, really looking forward to hearing this project :)


  2. November 25, 2009

    “same Jason who wrote one of the best albums this century (‘Source Tags & Codes’ if you must know)”

    Co-wrote, anyway.

  3. November 25, 2009

    Not sure it’s that harsh really. There are lots of bands that release albums that are ‘not bad’ and I think Century of Self fits that category. Only a select few will ever reach the heights of ST&C and like it or not that seminal album will be the benchmark that all AYWKUBTTOD’s
    albums will be measured against. Only my opinion mind, could be
    completely wrong.

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