Nocturnal lullabye giants Stars of the Lid's 2001 release Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid found Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie expanding their sound palette to include strings, horns and piano in addition to guitars and field recordings. The album shows a continued trend toward more overt melodic structures seen on their previous Avec Laudenum album. Six suites stretch across six sides of vinyl combining atmosphere, texture and melody. Stars of the Lid are not about outer space, they are about inner space.
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