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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.   City of Echoes
  7.   Aurora Borealis,
  8.   Lost in the Headlights
  9.   Final Breath
  10.   Mammoth
  11.   What We All Come To Need
  12.   Parasite Colony
  13.   Geometry of Murder
  14.   Pulse
  15.   Perpetual Dawn
  16.   The Cliff
  17.   Immutable Dusk
  18.   Terminal
  19.   Embedding the Moss
  20.   Taraxis
  21.   The Creeper
  22.   Strung Up From the Sky
  23.   Glimmer
  24.   Ephemeral
  25.   Winds with Hands
  26.   Far from Fields
  27.   Dead Between the Walls
  28.   Ran Amber
  29.   Sirius
  30.   March to the Sea
  31.   Angel Tears
  32.   Nightendday
  33.   Vestiges
  34.   Forecast for Today
  35.   Dead Between the Walls/Mammoth
  36.   The Tundra
  37.   Deny the Absolute
  38.   Lathe Biosas
  39.   Specks of Light
  40.   An Inch Above Sand
  41.   Pink Mammoth
  42.   Bliss in Concrete
  43.   A Delicate Sense of Balance
  44.   Autumn into Summer
  45.   The Woods
  46.   GW
  47.   Australasia
  48.   Spaceship Broken - Parts Needed
  49.   Threnody
  50.   Ataraxia

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