"A band that goes on and on, always changing, always moving forward, but somehow always staying the same." Built To Spill has shifted in sound through its previous 4 albums. For its 5th full-length, however, the Idaho outfit slows down a bit and expands on 1999's Keep It Like a Secret, filling Ancient Melodies of the Future with 10 familiar and well crafted indie rock tunes. From the beautifully oscillating "In Your Mind" and the guitar-and-keyboard-noise jam that is "Alarmed" to the intense, "twanging swagger" of "Happiness," Doug Martsch & co. curate an accessible tracklisting made up of ancient melodies & personal histories as they usher listeners into the future. Other highlights include "Strange" and "Trimmed and Burning," this limited edition (750 copies) numbered pressing includes a fold-out poster.
- 180g gold vinyl pressing
- 750 copies
- includes fold-out poster
- music label: Music on Vinyl 2001 / 2019
reviewed by singing in japanese 01/2020