Released: Out Now Label: Rely Records Website: http://www.glintonline.com/ Words By: Lewis Gibbs Sound In Silence, Glint’s first major studio release, is like a walk through a forest at night but with trees playing rock music as well as the usual whispering wind. A juxtaposition of atmospheric electro journeys entwined with rock action while the lyrics are delivered via a menacing yet beautiful sweeping vocal narrative, which knits a knot of oneness, of singularity to the power this band expels. When Saul Williams speaks ‘Not until you’ve listened to Rakheem on a rocky mountaintop have you heard hip-hop” he speaks of finding truth within music, taking it from its natural habitat and appreciating its essence. Glint belong upon rocky outcroppings, within mountain vistas, upon the tops of mountains themselves for that is what their music expresses, epic landscapes enthused with sound. There is no need to search for Glint's truth, they fire it at us and take us from the depths of urban jungles and place us where our hands touch the surface of the sky. They seem very good at creating such moments. But don’t get me wrong, although this album begets such moments as these, the whole album is not as immense as my words may portray. Sound In Silence mostly flows uninterrupted by instances of ‘huh! What was that about’, but two tracks in particular seem out of place in such an atmospherically inspired album. The Default and Letting Go are the two songs that are in question. They aren’t bad songs, but they certainly do not reside in context with the other songs on Sound In Silence and only go towards dividing the soundscape of the album when all you wish to do is lose yourself in the continued atmosphere the other songs expel. This is a shame, for if those two songs had been replaced with tracks more relevant to the overall feel of the album it would have been a thoroughly more enjoyable experience. Sound in Silence, an almost incredible album let down by misplaced song choice but an album that still holds strong, with foundations forged from the greatness within most other tracks offered within. A musical feel that isn’t far removed from The American Analogue Set with undertones of Sigur Ros’s epic atmospheric ensembles. 7/10