Genre-bending and eclectically expansive Canadian trio, Post Death Soundtrack, take listeners deep into the core of their consciousness over their most recent release, ‘The Unlearning Curve’, which stirs up an insatiable curiosity that leads listeners to explore their minds super colossal construction of ideas and beliefs. The nine track album is a musical journey down the rabbit hole while waxing and waning through thought processes that can either stifle or invigorate your existence.
Kicking off with the haunting and heart-stirring opener, “That Which Is”, the raging war within comes to light as instrumentation is scarce and a militant feel arises thoughts of gloom that have been hiding deep below the surface for years on end. Rounding to second from the psychological lyrical twister, a kaleidoscopic fusion of inner and outer sources are alive over “You Can’t Go Back”, which reminds listeners to live in the present and acknowledge that immortality is not prevalent and embracing your mortality allows you to exist in a world of infinite possibility, which indeed is a choice. An enticingly dense, magnetically dark, and utterly captivating mature display of musical craft blithely seduces listeners over the third track, “Our Time Is Now”, which leaves a penetrating mark of realism pertaining to the astronomical diversity our world provides opportunities for individual development. For lack of better words, Post Death Soundtrack paints the picture that each individual is an embodiment of what their minds have created. Heaven or hell; it is your choice.
Bringing to life a more grungy and venomous theme over the sixth track, “Little Alice”, Post Death Soundtrack flips the script and takes listeners to the yang end of the balance between good and evil yet the track that isn’t mastered to its full potential. Brimming with lyricism steering toward the fabrication individuals create in their minds pertaining to idolatry that stifles their existence, the darkness arises throughout “Little Alice”.
A more melodious, piano tone comes to life over the seventh track, “Through The Gates”, which is a reminder of how small an individual is in the grand scheme of things, and gaining that perspective leads individuals to squash fear and embodying their true essence. The album hits home with the closing track “Transform In White Light” which delivers a taste of the truth that all of the questions that ring through your medulla seek the answers that are within. Dabbling into the higher-self knowledge is an exhilarating and contesting experience, and Post Death Soundtrack magically reminds listeners to face the inner sleet, hail, and snow and come out clean, pure and liberated through the white light.
Applying a guileless, candid and divulging Brillo Pad to scour their being and remove layers of karmic, emotional and mental patterning, Post Death Soundtrack have captured what it truly means to break down societal conditioning and learn to think for yourself over ‘The Unlearning Curve’. Demystifying and facing the tremendous challenge of coming face to face with your mortality is what sets ‘The Unlearning Curve’ apart as a concept album that deserves a listen or four. Post Death Soundtrack took a ride onto the other side and have come back full circle into the acknowledgment of the infinitesimal place that they occupy within this world, and if that isn’t liberating within itself, then what truly is?