The Grief That Does Not Speak is an elegy that is both mournful and hopeful, a song that grieves over loss but looks past it too. Post-rock has always been a medium suited to expressing these kinds of conflicting emotions, and Abbas layers an optimistic guitar riff over backwards-effected strings, encapsulating the pain of grief,
'I need space', for Zahra Paracha, is a thinly disguised 'get the fuck away from me'. Beautifully sung by Aaishay Haque who brings just the right amount of 'idgaf', the warbled vocal effects swoop around like vultures over a deadpan bass beat. Towards the end, the track kicks off with a melodramatic boom, segueing into
A chilled slice of ambient techno from RBMA alumni Ziyad Hadid, aka Noahs Heark, that produces some amazing moments. A piano (or a harp?) tumbles into the track on occasion, and it's always a surprise. Atmospheric and cinematic in the best way -- don't miss this one.