On July 15, 2016 Equal Vision Records unleashed the moving debut full length album, You Make Everything Disappear, by the hurricane of a band that is better known as Trade Wind. The neatly packaged eight song parcel is a follow up to their 2014 EP, Suffer to Believe, which boasted a similar sincere yet less refined energy.
The album commences with the gut punch of “I Hope I Don’t Wake Up,” which sets an abrasive and passionate tone for the guitars and melodic structures on the remainder of the seven songs. Lyrically speaking, critics might call the content “emo” in a near negative regard. While the words are certainly direct and ridden with intense emotion, the rawness and intent shines through and makes the end product one of great taste.
Songs like “Lowest Form” and “Rare” play with ambient yet aggressive effects and atmospheres, occasionally dabbling in electronic samples, while favorites including “Radio Songs” and “Grey Light” are much more delicate, melancholic, and mellifluous.
The track listing of You Make Everything Disappear is obviously very carefully arranged, with particular attention to back-to-back song energies and effective transitions. The minimalistic interlude-type track referred to as “Untitled” acts as a graceful break from the climactic vibes that “Rare” brings to the table.
The album’s closer titled “Je T’aimerais Toujours,” which more or less translates to “I will always love you,” is an epic wrap up that further defines Trade Wind’s signature dark melodic progressions and unconventional rock structures.
The only real complaint I have thus far is that the album is not long enough, though it is a gorgeous creation in itself. You Make Everything Disappear is a tragic yet stunning ode, much like a funeral bouquet, and I am anxious to see where these songs take them. I look forward to seeing and hearing much more from Trade Wind.