Appleseed Cast - Peregrine (Cover Artwork)

Appleseed Cast

Appleseed Cast: PeregrinePeregrine (2006)
Militia Group

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Progressive. Experimental. Indie. These are a few of the titles attributed to the Lawrence, Kansas group, the Appleseed Cast. Coming out of a hiatus after 2003's Two Conversations and signing with the popular indie label The Militia Group, the Appleseed Cast have returned with new focus and a fresh .
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Progressive. Experimental. Indie. These are a few of the titles attributed to the Lawrence, Kansas group, the Appleseed Cast. Coming out of a hiatus after 2003's Two Conversations and signing with the popular indie label The Militia Group, the Appleseed Cast have returned with new focus and a fresh sound. After their acclaimed albums, Low Level Owl Volumes 1 and 2, in which the band created their signature ambient rock sound, they released Two Conversations, which was seen as a disappointment, as it strayed away from the previous unorthodox sound and adopted a "pop song" structure. Blending elements from these releases, Peregrine proves to be the equilibrium.

True to form, the Cast continues to push boundaries and experiment with new sounds and song production. Peregrine blurs individual track separation letting the album instead speak as one continuous story. This continuity is aided by the live atmosphere, where singer Chris Crisci's emotional vocals reverberate in a soundscape of distortion (as in "Here We Are (Family in the Hallways)") or fight against heavy percussion (as in "Mountain Halo"). Accompanying the eerie vocals, the pounding bass of Marc Young progresses and shapes the story, while the guitars of Aaron Pillar and Crisci create the pathos in Peregrine. "Ceremony," "An Orange and a Blue," and "The Clock and the Storm" are instrumental tracks that serve to introduce, separate, and conclude the Peregrine tale by telling a story in their own right.

Fans of both Low Levels will be glad to hear these songs, as well as songs such as "Song 3," while those of Two Conversations will enjoy "February" and "Sunlit Ascending." Peregrine proves to be a well-balanced, experimental album in the face of the commercialized and uniform world of modern rock.


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sirens (November 27, 2006)

this album was just... weak. I really couldnt dig it.

Anonymous (November 27, 2006)

...kelibguscua, giant moth-robot?!

Anonymous (November 26, 2006)

They never fail to disappoint? Hm...

Anonymous (November 26, 2006)

Great record, the cast never fail to disappoint

Anonymous (November 26, 2006)

more like the crapholeseed ass.... wayo0o0o0o

leezdeez (November 26, 2006)

i saw this band in baltimore with the anniversary and burning brides when i was 16. does that make me cool, or lame?

Anonymous (November 25, 2006)


ring wars is pretty much a straight emo album, and somewhat derivative of sunny day real estate certainly, but its still very enjoyable I think.

ManuelLabor13 (November 25, 2006)

Great record. Sounds like LLO part 1.5

Anonymous (November 25, 2006)

to the guy that rated End Of The Ring Wars a 10/10..

how could that be? seriously End of the Ring Wars sounds like a Sunny Day Real Estate ripoff... full on full out.. i consider Mare Vitalis their best album, and the first one they actually started finding their own sound.

this one would be good but too much filler.

Anonymous (November 25, 2006)

I have.


Anonymous (November 24, 2006)

To the "Joe" below me:

Have you even heard the low level owl albums??? Judging by your comment, I would think not.

wearestillalive (November 24, 2006)

this album is fucking great. just like every other release.

two conversations is pretty much one of the best indie pop albums ever made so i don't get why it get's so much criticism.

danperrone (November 24, 2006)

bad cd, unfortunately

Anonymous (November 24, 2006)

End of Ring Wars-10/10
Mare Vitalis-9/10
Everything else-too inconsistent to even rate.

This cd is weak.


insinceredave (November 24, 2006)

Great record, one of my fav's of 2006.

Woodland Hunter part 1 harks back to the days of End of Ring Wars. Good stuff.

I think it worth mentioning that they had a new drummer for this record and that it really helped to shape the faster paced songs.

Anonymous (November 24, 2006)

appleseed cast=one of my favorite bands.

strangely enough i've yet to buy the Low Level Owls......

and Two Conversations was the first album i ever got from them.... an impulse buy.

miker (November 24, 2006)

It has it's moments, but it still doesn't live up to Mare Vitalis. Still better than almost everything out there, though.

Anonymous (November 24, 2006)

more like 4monthlatereviewnews.org, amirite?

Anonymous (November 24, 2006)

2 conversations is a sac of shit.

mare vitalis is where it's at. this record is alright, i haven't listened enough.

Anonymous (November 24, 2006)

Definitely reminds me of the Low Level Owls albums. I really like the second track "Woodland Hunter Prt.1". Two Conversations was a disapointment? I thought it was one of their best.

Anonymous (November 24, 2006)

Hasnt this album been out for a really long time already? I know its on my hard drive and has been for months

kvzuky (November 24, 2006)

Great Great Album

GlassPipeMurder (November 24, 2006)

up tha punx?

Anonymous (November 24, 2006)


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