Review - This Is a Process of a Still Life

Artist: Still Life

This Is a Process of a Still Life
Label: Firefly Sessions
Media: CD
Format: Album
WorkNameSort: This Is a Process of a Still Life

Formed a little more than a year ago in the backwoods of Missoula, Mont., this instrumental quintet shows a lot of potential on its debut album. In the vein of Mogwai and Godspeed!, Still Life employs dark orchestrations, reverb-drenched instrumentation and layers upon layers of cosmic melancholy on tracks like "Oh God, the Lights Are Going Dim" and "Cross My Heart/Hope You Die," both songs bearing titles that adequately reflect their solemnity. Occasionally, the band tones down the melodrama; the harmonicas on "Skywriting over Virginia" give it a campfire-shoegaze feel, and up-tempo jazzy drumming lends "Pretty Is Predictable" a contrast to the molasses-like viscosity that permeates the rest of the disc.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.