Every now and then an album slips through the cracks in the giant steel walls of mass marketing and consumption that literally makes you stop in your tracks. Words all of a sudden mean something, the melody sings in your heart like a long lost lover. There’s no flash tricks, no fake sentiment, and the whole sound reminds you that long ago music like this was the norm, this was what music was meant to be about.
The Restless’ self titled debut album is just such an album. From the opening guitar squirms of "Can of Worms", to the symphonic peaks of "Nature Whispers Her Secrets to Me", to the final throes of "By My Hand," this body of work resonates strongly with themes of light and dark, stillness and movement, complacency and frustration; continuously wooing the listening one moment, challenging them the next.
The Restless Formed in 2000, releasing two independent EP’s, 2001’s Fear of the Water and 2002’s Cayfire, Burn Your Day. Then around the beginning of 2003, the Restless set to work recording their debut Album. Lovingly engineered at Cavalier Studio by Justin Skim and produced by the Restless, the final result even took the band by surprise, with each song sounding like it was being filtered from a higher power. From soaring vocal lines to trademark violin acrobatics, the Restless’ sound took itself to a newer, grander level.
released January 5, 2004
Produced by Justin Skim and The Restless. Recorded by Justin Skim at Cavalier Records. Mick Young - vocals, guitars, keys. Ryan McCluskey - drums, vocals, percussion, keys. Melisa Collins - Violin, harmonium, vocals. Mark Drysdale - bass, vocals, keys.
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