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From Oceans To Autumn - Pareto Analysis Vol 1
From Oceans To Autumn - Pareto Analysis Vol I
MP3 EP 2012 | Silber 127
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
From Oceans to Autumn return to Silber to face the five songs in five minutes EP challenge with their metal & shoegaze infused brand of post rock.

: Press Release

Track Listing:

From  Oceans  To  Autumn  are  a  band  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  I  would  describe  as  being  doomgaze  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  ep  "Pareto  Analysis  Volume  1"  which  was  released  by  Siber  Records.
Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  no  fast  playing  or  blast  beats  being  present  on  this  recording, while  the  synths  are  very  dark,  atmospheric  and  ambient  sounding,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.
Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow   to  mid  paced  riffs t hat  combine  doom  metal,  ambient,  experimental  and  shoegaze  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  a  good  amount  of  melody being  thrown  into  the  riffing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.
Vocals  and  songwriting  are  absent  from  this  recording  with  the  music  being  all  instrumental,  while the  song  themes  cover  darkness,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.
In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  From  Oceans  To  Autumn  and  if  you are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I"  and  "III".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.
~ Doomed to Darkness

US quartet FROM OCEANS TO AUTUMN have been around since 2006, with a good number of albums and EPs to their name so far. The EP “Pareto Analysis Volume I” from 2012 was released on US label Silber Records as a part of an experimental series of EPs made under the condition 5 songs in 5 minutes.
It becomes apparent that the five tracks that makes out this five minute long EP is a single composition, and it is just as apparent that the band have opted to shorten it to fit the premises of this production. The sound and scope is similar throughout, but while some sections represents ongoing developments on the songs others fade out with the next section fading in again. Still, the material itself makes this an interesting EP even if the material as such has been adjusted to fit the very precise premises for this EP.
Tight, energetic bass and drums forms a compact, driving foundation for this composition, variation implemented by taking away one or the other at certain points as well as some pace alterations. Compact guitar riffs come and go as well, adding or subtracting impact, while resonating, melodic guitar details are represented by one or two layers. Again depending on the level of intensity at any given time. Hovering just about constantly on top of this are the textured, nervous light toned guitar motif that in subtle variations is the trademark sound of many bands exploring post rock or metal territories.
Pareto Analysis Volume I comes across as a well made effort in the borderlands between post rock and post metal, dark, tight and compact with a suitable amount of lighter toned, resonating and gentle details to keep matters interesting. The obvious doctoring of this composition a slight letdown, but interesting still to see how the band solved the challenge they had taken on here.
~ Olav Martin Bjørnsen, House of Prog

From Oceans to Autumn is as Post-Rock as five minutes will allow. Typically Post-Rock needs time to build, time for crescendos. Here though From Oceans to Autumn works with this limitation. Each song works like a variation on a theme. Put together it is a whole full song. Repetition makes the songs seem that much longer. Giving off the illusion of songs longer than they actually are creates a strange sense of ‘time gained’. It helps that From Oceans to Autumn have a natural knack for understanding the importance of a melody, a single, memorable melody which is on display for all five of these pieces.
‘I’ introduces the album with the full assault of guitar, drums, and bass. The bass features prominently. For ‘II’ there’s a greater exploration of space. Everything sounds a little more stripped down with each instrument allowed to breath just a little bit more. ‘III’ is the closest From Oceans to Autumn has for a serious song. Slower tempos with a bit more in the way of build, it shows off what they can do with just a few additional seconds. Nuance is heard in the echoing guitar layers employed, adding an additional style. ‘IV’ explores the more skyward style, as the echoing guitars take up a larger percentage of time.
By the finale ‘V’ the drums have completely fallen by the wayside. All that remains is just the guitars with a slight growl of bass. The result is a series of songs perfectly interlocking.
~ Beach Sloth

Silber Records presents their artists with a rather unique challenge — their artists have to write a 5 song EP that totals 5 minutes as part of their aptly titled 5 in 5 series. The label enlisted the Charlotte, NC-based band, From Oceans to Autumn, a band that developed a reputation for epic, doom rock that’s drawn comparisons to Explosions in the Sky and the Octopus Project.
Having such time constraints is an interesting thing and it allows for explosive bits of creativity. Check out the first track from From Oceans to Autumn’s Pareto Analysis Volume 1: A Lesson in Time. For a such a short period of time, the song rocks out and rocks out pretty hard.
~ William Ruben Helms, Joy of Violent Movement