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

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