Unbeknown to most folks, the smallish, farmish town of Woodland, California has a surprisingly varied music scene. There are a handful of death metal bands, some rap groups (posses?), and some rather complex progressive rock outfits. The band Living With Giants is one of the more unique groups in town in that they are the only post-rock band (I believe).
The World Is Held By A Taut String is first proper album by the band and the first since the band’s mastermind, Ryan Mannie, put out a compilation of Garageband generated solo tracks he called Songs for a Girl under the Living With Giants moniker in 2009. It is an album that immerses and, at times, overwhelms the listener in what the band describe as, “an emotional roller coaster of sounds that reflects life and the human experience.” This is a spot on description. Read more