Do Make Say Think ‎– Other Truths



Do 10:40
Make 12:09
Say 12:44
Think 8:08

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CST 062-1, CST 062-2 Do Make Say Think Other Truths(CD, Album) Constellation, Constellation CST 062-1, CST 062-2 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
CST062-1 Do Make Say Think Other Truths(LP, Album + CD, Album + Ltd) Constellation CST062-1 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
CST062-1 Do Make Say Think Other Truths(LP, Album, 180) Constellation CST062-1 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
CST062 Do Make Say Think Other Truths(LP, TP) Constellation CST062 Canada 2009 Sell This Version



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December 13, 2010
referencing Other Truths, CD, Album, CST 062-1, CST 062-2
is this an ending or a new beginning? if it must end, let it end here.

suppose this is a new beginning. the band sounds rejuvenated, reformed and refocused and the sound has pivoted to something that is pushing "post-rock" back to it's roots in acts like tortoise, an often over-stated influence that only comes out explicitly on this disc. while the instrumentation is familiar - interweaving guitars and basses with soaring horns - the sound is heavily driven by distorted electric guitars and more aggressive drum parts in an unexpectedly indie rock style. while previous records had some violin parts, the instrument had never been integrated into the overall sound in the way it is here before. in totality, the result is not just turning a new page but opening up a new chapter. the result is quite satisfying, four lengthy epics that burn the house down in dizzying spells of pure epic rock grandiosity and have reasserted the act as a creative force on the margins of both rock and jazz.

suppose this is an ending. while the disc has the overall aesthetic of something else entirely, it also explores aspects of each of their previous records - the effects experimentation of the first record, the horn-driven crescendos of the second, the impressionism of the third, the twang of the fourth and the more aggressive attack of the better parts of the fifth. one way to end a story, or certainly an essay, is to summarize it's main points back to the reader in order to get them across clearly. is there something conscious here?

right now, these are hypotheticals. the only thing that is certain is that broken social scene released a top 40 record a few months later and that we do make fans are, once again, biting our finger nails, hoping for the best and trying not to think about it in order to keep our stress levels down. that didn't play ottawa, dammit.