The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Whenever, If Ever

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Whenever, If Ever
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
2013, Topshelf Records, Emo
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by Kevin

Kevin’s Word
First album for the American group The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die (which I will call from now TWISBP, or I won’t be able to finish this review!), simply named Whenever, If Ever. After several EPs, including the great Formlessness, TWISBP passes another step with that album which mixes Emo, Post-Rock and Indie.
The album of this Connecticut band, composed of a dozen people, is the surprise of this year. If I rarely listen to groups from the emo scene, this one has taken my attention, thanks to conventional emo songs where some post-rock sounds are added (like Mogwai, Ultimate Steve). But the group does a lot of different things, for example the ballad Gig Life.
A choir then sang on Low Light Assembly, where all TWIABP shows the extent of his influence.
The disc, which lasts 35 minutes, ends on Getting Sodas, which is a great conclusion of a rich album, full of influences. This is only their first album, so I can’t wait to hear new songs from them!
L’avis de Kevin
Premier album pour le groupe américain The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die (que j’appellerai à partir de maintenant TWISBP, parce que sinon, je ne finirai pas cette chronique!), nommé plus simplement Whenever, If Ever. Après plusieurs EP, dont le très bon Formlessness, TWISBP passe à la vitesse supérieure dans un album où se mélangent Emo, Post-Rock et Indie classique.
L’album de cette formation du Connecticut, composée d’une petite dizaine de personnes, est la bonne surprise de cette année. Si je n’écoute que très rarement des groupes issus de la scène emo, ce groupe a su captiver mon attention, grâce à des chansons de base classique où viennent s’ajouter par moment des passages post-rock (à la Mogwai, sur Ultimate Steve). Le groupe a d’ailleurs plusieurs cordes à son arc, comme en atteste la ballade Gig Life.
Une chorale chante ensuite sur Low Light Assembly, où TWIABP montre tout l’étendue de son répertoire.
Le disque, d’une grosse demi-heure, se finit sur le très bon Getting Sodas, qui est une excellente conclusion d’un album riche de plein d’influences. Sachant que c’est seulement leur premier album, on en redemande!
Track list

01. Blank #9
02. Heartbeat In The Brain
03. Fightboat
04. Picture Of A Tree That Doesn’t Look Okay
05. You Will Never Go To Space
06. The Layers Of Skin We Drag Around
07. Ultimate Steve
08. Gig Life
09. Low Light Assembly
10. Getting Sodas