Do Make Say Think are a Toronto-based instrumental post-rock collective of 10+ rotating musicians who have been around since the mid 90s. Fronted by guitarist Ohad Benchetrit, they are seasoned veterans of orchestrating jazzy, dynamic and multi-layered masterpieces, often featuring a unique blend of distorted rock and wind / horn accompaniment. Integral to their sound is the meticulous detail each and every musician dedicates to ensure their section is gripping and memorable; this is especially notable in the bass and drum lines, often the song’s captivating feature (i.e. “Frederica” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jAA1ly0eLk). Never one to get lost in the musical mire of overkill, Do Make Say Think always create solid, catchy foundations to be accentuated and decorated with tastefully-placed instrumentation. From pindrop-silent acoustic guitar to crashing 10-instrument crescendos, their musicianship is rock-steady.
Starting with their genre-defining self-titled debut in 1998, Do Make Say Think have never looked back, since pumping out 5 more LPs (with a new one reportedly in the making). Pictured above are my 2 besties, 2000’s “Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead” and the greatest instrumental album I’ve ever heard, 2003’s “Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn”.
Favourite track: Horray! Horray! Horray! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW14MgCVg9w)… “Think we should play it again?” – Yes, yes I do.