Heavily focused on instrumentation and song structure, Post Harbor's first full-length record, "Praenumbra," is a mirror of their live performances. Post Harbor’s genre-blurring mix of brooding intensity and melancholy vocals makes this an album that can't be ignored.
Recorded the winter of 2007.
Produced by S.J. Aguilar and Post Harbor.
REVIEWS OF "PRAENUMBRA"
"['praenumbra'] has been seeing some action ... for good reason. post harbor creates songs that begin with all the beauty of a Sigur Rós tune, only to dial up the percussion and angst, triggering reminders of Sunny Day Real Estate and all of their lo-fi bliss. ... These guys have been hitting up the clubs ... in hopes of spreading the word. The result has been unanimously positive, a sign that maybe these guys will soon get the attention they deserve."
~ KEXP, Seattle [www.kexp.org]
"Intensity of purpose and clarity of execution mark this impressive debut from the Pacific Northwest quartet post harbor. ... The songs on 'praenumbra' evolve measure by measure and the dynamic scheme changes song by song. ... [C]learly the members have a strong affinity because the individual parts speak with a single voice."
~ Performer Magazine [www.performermag.com]
"[post harbor] transcends all stereotypes ... [and] offers something completely new with 'praenumbra.' ... [I]t’s music for the sake of music, for the sake of mood, for the sake of an emotion that is difficult to put your finger on—but you know it when you feel it."
~ The Stonewailer [www.thestonewailer.com]
"post harbor has resurrected noisy, technical rock and roll ... build[ing] songs with dramatic intensity and urgency—and, most importantly, knowing when to properly release the pressure. ... I haven't heard anything this good within the [genre] in ages. ... [T]hese guys are anything but wedded to a particular sound—except, of course, to that of good music."
~ Aiding & Abetting [www.aidabet.com]