The View from This Tower

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The View from This Tower
Faraquet TheViewFromThisTowerLP cover.jpeg
Studio album by Faraquet
Released 2000
Recorded February 2000
Genre Post-hardcore,[1] math rock
Length 36:57
Label Dischord

The View from This Tower is the only full-length album by the American post-hardcore band Faraquet. It was released on Dischord Records in 2000 (Dischord #122). The album was band's fourth, and last, recorded work. It is known for its instrumental fan favourite "The Missing Piece".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10.0) [2]

The Washington Post, in reviewing the album, said, "the band has no interest in comfortable or communal moments. Its stand-offishness, however, is frequently bracing."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cut Self Not" [1]
  2. "Carefully Planned"
  3. "The Fourth Introduction"
  4. "Song for Friends to Me"
  5. "Conceptual Separation of Self" (Cello performed by Amy Domingues)
  6. "Study in Complacency"
  7. "Sea Song"
  8. "The View from This Tower"
  9. "The Missing Piece"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-view-from-this-tower-r508658
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Jenkins, Mark (2001-01-05). "The hardcore-punk style patented two decades ago", The Washington Post, p. T14.