This is the seventh entry in a ten-part series. Previous entries can be viewed via this link .

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Counting Down My Top 10 Records of 2009, Pt. 7

This is the seventh entry in a ten-part series. Previous entries can be viewed via this link.

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Along with their peers in Pelican, Isis, Mono, Red Sparowes and Explosions in the Sky, Chicago's Russian Circles are at the forefront of the instru-metal movement.

Giving listeners a welcome respite from vocals is only part of what gives this trio it's stunning power. Listening to Geneva is an enveloping experience, sounding both apocolyptic and optimistic, thanks to an elaborate combination of layered guitars, tasteful bass playing (courtesy of These Arms Are Snakes' Brian Cook) and complex percussive touches. Check out the undeniably awesome title track over here; pick up the double-gatefold vinyl via Portland-based Sargent House Records.

 
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