Goonies Never Say Die In A Forest Without Trees

Goonies Never Say Die In A Forest Without Trees
Goonies Never Say Die's debut instrumental album, In A Forest Without Trees, leads the listener through an enigmatic post-rock collection of emotion, atmosphere, darkness, serenity and art. The heart wrenching, six-minute "Don't Fight the Fire, Fuck the Arsonist" tells tales through music that vocals would only distract from. It's epic and endearing, capturing ideas without words, pairing echoed guitars and gentle keys with passive-aggressive drumming without ever sounding overly complex or exclusive. The album captures that lost-in-a-forest feeling, with varying degrees of excitement and fear coming alive on noisy closer "I Know, I Know, I Know." With every brush stroke, I become more aware of their natural ability to not only reflect on organic creativity, but to also inspire it. With cinematic cascades and lush landscapes, this album is beautifully stunning and full of great promise. (Deep Elm)