Review of Caspian’s ‘Live at Old South Church’
New sounds from close to home
Recorded live in October of 2010 at Old South Church in Boston, this record is an approximation of the live Caspian experience, if not quite as visceral. For instrumental bands like this, the beauty (and perhaps the crutch) of song titles is that the “meaning’’ of the sounds leans so heavily on a few scant words. But a song like the especially appropriate “Last Rites’’ - with its ten minutes of disquieting guitar noise and palpable upsurges of feedback - shoulders its title well.