San Francisco's Tarentel make a surprising return with a new album! After their wildly successful debut set them at the top of the American post-rock pile, they followed it up (after a few personnel changes) with a much more fractured sound. "The Order of Things" is a far more difficult and all around fantastic sophomore album. The band had moved in an exciting and experimental direction. Main man Jefre's solo work followed, giving a good indication of the source of this shift. But, the small quantities of his solo work, and the lack of the full band's energy both left fans wishing for more. A few years passed and I'd assumed they'd never do another record. But, late last year, my foot was firmly shoved in my mouth when the band released "We Move Through Weather." And, they've shown no signs of another hiatus, with 2 EPs hot on it's heels (not to mention another 4 EPs later this year!).
"We Move Through Weather" is a continuation of the move they'd started with their 2nd album. But, this time, they sound much more confident and comfortable in the fringe. Where they'd sounded like post-rockers trying to push the envelope, they now sound like youthful version of the minimalist composers and primitive electronic musicians they so clearly regard. 8/10 -- Dick Baldwin (25 May, 2005)