The Path is Gilded and its Travel Light by ParrotRelease date: February 6, 2018
In this age of information glut, it is almost impossible to find an artist, musician or otherwise, or a band for that matter, that you could not at least find a few sentences about. Even if they wrote them themselves. Right here and right now, I can tell you absolutely everything I know about Parrot and their first EP The Path is Gilded and its Travel Light. Here it goes:
They are a trio, seemingly from Boston, and its members are Andy Here, Eugene Suh, and Ryan Knowles. You can try digging deeper and the only thing you might encounter is that Suh is also a member of a California band Echodrone, who themselves have six albums behind them, it seems.
Ok, so the guys maybe don’t want their listeners to judge their music by its cover, or shall I say words, and that might be also the reason behind a bit of an enigmatic title to this seven-song EP, or to be precise, a mini-LP, since it clocks at almost thirty minutes.
And as you might have already expected, this is instrumental music (unless you count some wordless vocals and inserted speaking voices), that of the post-rock kind. And maybe the trio had another purpose in naming themselves Parrot, because they certainly can deftly roll down the path covered by the likes of Mogwai, Godspeed You Black Emperor, even Calexico in their instrumental mode, and I’m sure quite a few other names come to mind listening to The Path is Gilded And Its Travel Light.
Have you heard it all before? I guess so. Truly original? Not really. Good to listen to? Yes on that one, particularly if you like a bit of an edgy moment here and there although they seem to be working better when thy calm things down a bit, like on “Cotopaxi”.
So, all in all, you certainly won’t cry if you don’t hear it, but you also will not regret it if you let this EP play on. A few times.