Friday, June 08, 2007

Miracle Fortress - This Thing About You

Miracle Fortress is the new project of Graham Van Pelt who is probably best known for his work in the band Think About Life. While Think About Life's album was one of my favourite's from the past few years, the reasons for my enjoyment of that album are entirely different from the reasons for my enjoyment of this album. While I loved Think About Life for their noisy, almost chaotic melodies, I love Miracle Fortress for their smooth, beautiful, Beach Boys-esque melodies. Of these, "This Thing About You" is probably the most indebted to Brian Wilson, but Van Pelt has a way of layering even more melodies than Wilson to create a truly amazingly beautiful track. "Have You Seen in Your Dreams" is probably my favourite from the album and is just plain infectious. Definitely worth checking out.

Bonus Track - Have You Seen in Your Dreams

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