Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions 2xLP
Stubborn Persistent Illusions is Do Make Say Think's first album in eight years - and a brilliant addition to one of the most consistently inventive and critically praised discographies in the 'post-rock' canon. Among the band's strengths is an ineffable naturalism that avoids anything too woolly, proggy, purist or cliched, while remaining a fundamentally guitar-driven group whose ornate four-and six-string interplay uniquely balances rockism, pastoralism and electronic-influenced post-production. Stubborn Persistent Illusions is at once familiar and as fresh as anything DMST has committed to tape. Produced and mixed as always by the band itself, the album is a continuing affirmation of the group's DIY ethos and their singular self-production acumen and aesthetic. Do Make Say Think enter their third decade with a new album that reaffirms their promise of genuinely expressive, narrative and restorative instrumental rock music. One that will surely rank among their best.