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The secretive instrumental art metal outfit Pelican was formed in Chicago by guitarists Trevor de Brauw and Laurent Lebec, as well as bassist Larry Herweg and his sibling drummer, Bryan. Owing a great debt to pioneering forefathers Neurosis and often compared to Boston's Isis, Pelican coincidentally also found a home at Isis mastermind Aaron Turner's Hydra Head Records. After making their debut with an eponymous four-song EP in 2003, Pelican expanded their epic, otherworldly trance-metal with 2003's critically acclaimed Australasia, followed in 2004 by The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw. After heavy touring, the quartet took a much-deserved break. They returned to the studio in 2006 and released City of Echoes in June 2007, followed by the live CD/DVD After the Ceiling Cracked later that December. What We All Come to Need, the band's fourth studio effort, appeared in 2009. While an EP, Ataraxia/Taraxis, arrived in 2012, that year would see the departure of Laurent Lebec, who was replaced by touring guitarist Dallas Thomas. Carrying on with a new lineup, the band released their fifth full-length, Forever Becoming, in 2013. In 2015, Pelican released the Cliff EP. It featured the album tracks in four different versions, including remixes from Justin Broadrick, Aaron Harris, and Bryant Clifford Meyer. It also included a vocal version featuring Allen Epley and a previously unreleased track, the semi-acoustic "The Wait." ~ Eduardo Rivadavia & Thom Jurek
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  1.   Song
  2.   Red Ran Amber
  3.   The Wait
  4.   Last Day of Winter
  5.   Drought
  6.   Aurora Borealis,
  7.   City of Echoes
  8.   Perpetual Dawn
  9.   Dead Between the Walls/Mammoth
  10.   Forecast for Today
  11.   Vestiges
  12.   Threnody
  13.   Embedding the Moss
  14.   Parasite Colony
  15.   What We All Come To Need
  16.   Glimmer
  17.   Ephemeral
  18.   Pink Mammoth
  19.   Winds with Hands
  20.   Spaceship Broken - Parts Needed
  21.   Bliss in Concrete
  22.   Far from Fields
  23.   Lost in the Headlights
  24.   Autumn into Summer
  25.   GW
  26.   Angel Tears
  27.   The Woods
  28.   An Inch Above Sand
  29.   Pulse
  30.   The Cliff
  31.   Immutable Dusk
  32.   The Tundra
  33.   Deny the Absolute
  34.   Lathe Biosas
  35.   Ataraxia
  36.   Strung Up From the Sky
  37.   Final Breath
  38.   Dead Between the Walls
  39.   A Delicate Sense of Balance
  40.   Sirius
  41.   March to the Sea
  42.   Australasia
  43.   Nightendday
  44.   Mammoth
  45.   Specks of Light
  46.   The Creeper
  47.   Taraxis
  48.   Ran Amber
  49.   Terminal
  50.   Geometry of Murder

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