Set and Setting Equanimity

Set and Setting Equanimity
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Set and Setting hail from St. Petersburg, FL, bringing with them a darker, more aggressive slant on traditional post-rock. Their debut full-length LP, Equanimity, is a swirling mix of droning, ambient guitars with a just a pinch of metallic aggression. Songs like "Spiralling Uncertainties" and "Essence of Paradox" are where Set and Setting come into their own, with different musical notions swelling, contracting and relaxing in unison, creating dense, layered pieces of music. Although each riff is intricate and exciting, the slow builds can last a bit too long, eventually losing what makes them interesting as they grow tired. However, this is easily forgotten when each newly introduced dynamic and sound draws you right back in with newly imbued feelings of enjoyment and interest. Fans of heavily post-rock influenced bands like Mono, Yndi Halda, and Deafheaven will, without a doubt, find this group exciting, but Set and Setting's music is still presented in a way that a variety of fans should find something appealing. (Science of Silence)