CD review: Do Make Say Think, Other Truths

The drawn-out instrumental music of Canadian post-rockers Do Make Say Think can alleviate the inescapable tedium drooling forth from the most inane and never-ending idiocies of daily activities.

For their sixth album, Other Truths (out tomorrow on Constellation), the music gets a particularly stylized treatment. Besides having an eponymous track listing (the first track is “Do,” the second, “Make,” the third, “Say” and the fourth, “Think”), each song attempts to represent these sensibilities as extended (eight-minutes-long or more) musical meditations. And somehow, the band captures the restlessness and vastness of a John Ford cinemascope while managing to make the songs catchy and hummable all at once.