"The only way to deal with extreme loss is to do what you love" - when I read that few hours ago, I had no idea I would actually quote it later during the day. Caspian are a band that have not only changed my perspective towards post-rock as a genre. Their music has been a faithful and comforting companion in many trips and polar experiences. My point is that I keep a special place for them in the music section of my heart and I can imagine they've been through a lot after the loss of their bass player Chris Friedrich (R.I.P.) in August this year. Hope things are great and they keep doing what they love the most, one of which - making music.
The title track of their forthcoming EP Hymn for the Greatest Generation goes off to Chris. As the band said in a few comments, the track was recorded during the Waking Season sessions, but they felt it needed a separate kind of spotlight, so it wasn't included in the final batch of tracks. "Hymn For The Greatest Generation" have been Chris' favourite song and I understand why. I think I could only end up this post by quoting one of their comments "As with everything we write, we just hope people have a private moment and attribute whatever they feel to the piece of music. And of course, play it really loud".
Do you know why I love these guys? Their music really moves me.