Rhapsody App for
Rhapsody International, Inc.
Get app Have the app

Ataraxia/Taraxis (EP)

by Pelican
Ataraxia/Taraxis by Pelican
Released: Apr 2012
Label: Southern Lord
A year and a decade after Chicago's mum-mouthed metalgazers debuted with a four-song EP, they make another one -- the main differences being that (1) there are no super long compositions this time out and (2) in 2001, new age post-rock metal seemed a potentially fresh take on the old loudness, whereas by 2012, let's just say it had been done a few times. Ataraxia/Taraxis starts chimey, spacey, fuguey and foghorny, then gets marginally heavier as it goes. Titles address freedom from worry, living life inconspicuously, eye inflammation and one "Parasite Colony" -- and perhaps the sounds do, too.

Latest albums by Pelican

Rhapsody on your desktop or mobile device

Listen to the songs you love. Anytime, anywhere.

14 day free trial, then just $9.99/month for Rhapsody Premier. View all plans