Tiny Moving Parts “Breathe” – Album Review

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Tiny Moving Parts have been on a tear for a while now, between the constant album releases and touring, the trio from Benson Minnesota have taken positive and creative steps forward in the midst of hitting their stride.

Breathe” is the newest release from the band and in moments feels like the band has given a good amount of depth to their classic math heavy guitar sound and pounding rhythm section.

Their growth is evident in each record, with “Celebrate” allowing the band to spread its wings and bear everything without shame. “Swell” further pushing the honesty and giving the record breathing moments with more instrumental pieces integrated into songs. Also the aptly titled “Breathe” gives the trio moments to do just that, slowing the tempo down and giving more piano/synth sounds to the assuming fast and heavy sound that listeners have become accustomed to.

“The Midwest Sky” kicks the record off in typical Tiny Moving Parts fashion, Dylan Mattheisen yelling (making the listener immediately sing along) “I can see your smile, I can see your smile shine so brightly through the window, I can’t get used to this, I can’t get used to this”. It feels familiar and new, in previous releases the band deals with heavier subjects and allowing a connection to the listeners. Now, even from the first lines, the band is showing their growth and trying to see the positives in life even though it feels impossible. “Medicine”, “Polar Bear” and “Bloody Nose” are familiar hits to previous songs from the band. High energy, catchy and sing along lyrics and high tempo from start to finish.

With tracks like “Light Bulb”, “Vertebrae”, “Hallmark” and “Icicles (Morning Glow)” the trio shows their growth with adding longer instrumental sections and introducing electronic drums and synth sounds mixed in with their more fast emo sound.

To say Tiny Moving Parts have been consistent is an understatement. The trio have been been working hard over the last three years pushing themselves to release and tour as much as possible, typically leading the band to burn out and plateau. The band has yet hit to that mark, and from what it feels and sounds like, they won’t anytime soon.

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