Brooding and building post rock from Chicago, perfect Friday afternoon session music. Instrumental without focus being wasted on lyrics, the music takes the listener on a journey. Pelican is like the Skatalites in the sense that no one really dislikes them. It is nice, unabrasive music that can be left on for a hour without anyone noticing or minding.
The first song on City of Echoes starts out strong and heavy, in contrast to the next two songs, which might explain why I overlooked this album for so long, but it is quite good; 87%