Memories of Seattle

Posted by jill on April 22, 2008

Streetart in Fremont, originally uploaded by jellybeanz.

It has been 8 months since I left Seattle to travel on to Vancouver, but every so often I still think back to my week in the city, which was among the highlights of my quick trip around the world. Recently my thoughts have turned to the city, because of the second album by ¡Forward, Russia! was also recorded there last summer. This photo was taken in the neighbourhood of Fremont, near where they recorded the album.

Even without the great memories that the album brings up, Life Processes is a great album. Often bands stumble at the second album, either trying too hard to recreate their first album or unsuccessfully trying out new ideas. Luckily for ¡Forward, Russia! neither is the case. The songs on this album are much grander, and that little bit more complex than on their previous album. The difference in quality and approach between these two albums really showed at their gig. The numbered songs from the first album hurtled through at pace, while the crowd went mad for the songs they were familiar with. The songs from the second album sounded even better live than on CD.

I just wonder what they’re going to do with the next album?