Brothers Vincent and Danny Cavanagh along with Porcupine Tree vocalist Steven Wilson have put together Anathema’s finest moment since “The Silent Enigma”. However, to this day, for me “The Silent Enigma” is Anathema’s finest moment within the genre of atmospheric music. “We’re Here Because We’re Here” is the sextet’s tenth studio release not including the “Crestfallen” ep from 1992, and is a perfect example of atmospheric progressive rock at its finest.
Imagine a jaw dropping mixture of Katatonia, Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd, and you will experience the utmost tranquil feeling within an atmospheric driven prog record.
There are a total of 10 songs here with three additional bonus demo cuts of tracks featured within the 10 studio tracks.
I love the fact that Vincent and Danny take total control here musically and steer the record into some interesting uncharted musical territory, though nothing that’ll shatter your mind, but it’s good enough to leave you hanging at the edge of your seat.
The one aspect about the songs on this release is that they take at least good couple of spins before everything starts to sink in. So, if you are expecting immediate gratification from this 13 tracker, don’t, as you will be disappointed as it is a tough listen but unique to a degree.