There isn't a more beautiful song in the world. I don't even have words for it, and neither do they. That's how powerful this song is. My favorite album of all time.
Favorite track: Sycamore.
“Tertia” is the second proper full length effort from Beverly, MA’s Caspian. Originally issued in 2009 on the Mylene Sheath label, this formal reissue on Dark Operative marks the first time it has been in print physically in over 5 years. It is currently available in either yellow mix or la vie en rose vinyl.
Following up a much-heralded debut full length often presents itself as a much taller order than most bands can ever possibly anticipate. In the case of “Tertia,” however, Caspian charges headlong into what has become a perennial tradition of crafting albums as entire wholes… all utterly devoid of filler or inconsistencies. In an era where the skip function is always a threat and used more than any prior generation, the band deftly crafts compositions that work in unison. To skip any given track on “Tertia” would be akin to ripping out an entire chapter of a great novel before reading it or skipping the first scene in the third act of a great movie.
“Tertia” also finds the band, without words, somehow working in moments, if not entire songs, evocative of the geography, climates, and romanticism of their native New England. The song titles are but hints, as Caspian’s ultimate distinction above the vast majority of bands is to successfully partner with each individual listener toward the creation of something entirely unique behind the personal lens of said individual… a bespoke narrative limited only by one’s imagination.
released September 15, 2009
Written, Performed, and Produced by Caspian:
Recorded and Mixed by Ethan Dussault, assisted by Ed Llerena at New Alliance, Cambridge, MA
Mastered at New Alliance East by Nick Zampiello and Rob Gonella
Guitar Tech: Bo Dixon
Cello on track 2, 9 & 10: John Rogers
Design and Layout by Nathan Shumaker Graphic Design
This is probably my favourite album of all times by my favourite band, been listening to it for 10 years and I've only now come around to actually buy it instead of listening to it on youtube, If These Trees Could Talk really made the soundtrack to my life for the past decade and for that there's no words to express the immense gratitude I feel towards them MacinteuchPlus