“As if Mogwai scored a Castlevania game, Hearts Are Low treads the narrow road between hope and despair.” Tape Studies are a post-rock band from Orlando, FL that feature the prominent use of the cello to create urgent yet hopeful post-rock that recall The Ascent of Everest or perhaps Rachel’s at their most bombastic. The excellent interplay of the cello and the rest of the instrumentation works well to ratchet up the tension to a breaking point and then use the sonorous qualities that the cello is capable of to begin easing down into a soft landing. 

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